“Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump capped off his two-country whirlwind tour Wednesday night by advocating for mass deportation, extreme vetting, and a wall that Mexico would pay for — even if they didn’t know it yet,” as NBC News is reporting.
“There was nothing ‘soft’ about it.
“Any thoughts that Trump might moderate his blunt rhetoric on immigration disappeared at a rally in Phoenix just hours after he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has slammed Trump for his harsh language.
“Trump promised the crowd a ‘serious policy address on one of the greatest issues of our time, illegal immigration’ — which he then proceeded to call ‘worse than anybody ever realized.’
“Trump recited a long list of cases in which he said illegal immigrants brutally attacked U.S. citizens but were never punished or deported.
“But he claimed Americans didn’t know about them because the news media, special interests and unnamed politicians had imposed a blackout on discussion of the issue.
“‘In many cases,’ he said, illegal immigrants are ‘treated better than our veterans.’
“‘Not going to happen anymore, folks,’ he promised. ‘November 8 — not going to happen anymore.’
“Trump made a nod to Peña Nieto, calling him a man who ‘loves his country, as I love my country, the United States.'”
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