No, this is not from The Onion:
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Saturday that he wouldn’t characterize his immigration policies as including “mass deportations,” drawing a sharp retort from the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump, in an interview at his golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, said that rather than a blanket ban on Muslims coming to the U.S., a position he took in late 2015, he’d focus on those from countries with links to terrorists. The Republican also said he would start from scratch on the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Trump said his immigration policies would have “heart,” suggesting he may be shifting tone to transition into general-election mode after the bruising primary season.“President Obama has mass deported vast numbers of people — the most ever, and it’s never reported. I think people are going to find that I have not only the best policies, but I will have the biggest heart of anybody,” Trump said.
Pressed on whether he would issue “mass deportations,” Trump answered: “No, I would not call it mass deportations.”
I’m sure my neo-Nazi commenters will be thrilled to learn that on immigration Trump will have an even bigger heart than Obama. It’s a pity that the Supreme Court doesn’t have a heart as big as Trump’s. So which illegals will he deport?
Trump, 70, continued eating fish and chips at his golf course’s clubhouse before adding: “We are going to get rid of a lot of bad dudes who are here,” he said. “That I can tell you.”
I’d guess that even Bryan Caplan could support that. And exactly which Muslims will Trump stop from coming into the country?
Earlier Saturday, Trump told reporters that he’d seek to restrict people from unspecified “terrorist countries” from entering the U.S. It marked a shift from a news release on Dec. 7 saying that, if elected, Trump wanted “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
There were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims in the world as of 2010, or about 23 percent of the world’s population, according to the Pew Research Center.
“I want terrorists out. I want people that have bad thoughts out.
Perhaps he’ll have the INS develop a new form for immigrants to fill out. Check one of the three boxes:
1. Terrorist _____
2. Person with bad thoughts _______
3. Good Muslim _______
And he’s suddenly a fan of trade deals that steal jobs from America’s blue color workers, he just wants them one country at a time:
On the TPP, the trade agreement signed this year by 12 Pacific Rim countries, Trump said he would prefer bilateral talks.
“I like the idea of making deals with individual countries. They put in these vast number of countries and it gets so complicated and it’s more than 6,000 pages,” Trump said.
From the beginning, I’ve said that Trump’s words mean nothing, it’s just like the babble coming out of the mouth of a baby. What continues to amaze me is that his fans seem to think that he’s one of them. Are they in for a big surprise!
If elected, Trump may well try to bend over backwards to prove he’s not a racist, and end up loosening our immigrations laws so much that immigration increases. Or he may not.
Since he claims that his heart is bigger than Hillary’s, he may spend even more on social programs, or he may not. If you are Republican that plans to vote for Trump as a way of stopping Hillary, this is exactly what you are voting for: