I don’t know about you, but I think the following should be a disqualifying statement from a presidential candidate in the United States of America:
Washington (CNN) Pressed on how he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants from the country, Donald Trump said Wednesday he would build a “deportation force.”
Trump was pressed for specifics on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by co-host Mika Brzezinski, who asked if he would have a “massive deportation force.”
“You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely,” Trump said. “Don’t forget, Mika, that you have millions of people that are waiting in line to come into this country and they’re waiting to come in legally. And I always say the wall, we’re going to build the wall. It’s going to be a real deal. It’s going to be a real wall.”
It should be disqualifying. But he’ll probably get a spike in the polls from proposing that officials fan out, conduct house-to-house searches and load families into trucks. Because that’s what he’s really saying; no one is going to report voluntarily to a deportation force.
Hell, I’ve been discounting Trump’s chances because he’s such an obvious buffoon, but maybe he’ll win the nomination after all. This is your GOP front-runner, ladies and gentlemen, the party of small government and a massive deportation force.
Gotta give Trump credit, though; he has an instinct for bending the narrative. This is sure to come up during the next debate, and the discussion will give the base the opportunity to separate the jack-booted thugs from the immigrant-coddling candy-asses. We know which they prefer, don’t we?[H/T: Valued commenter Rikyrah; photo: DailyMail — soldiers rounding up Bloody Sunday demonstrators, 1972]