Trump sticks to hard immigration line after ‘thoughtful’ meeting with Mexico’s President

“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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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “Trump sticks to hard immigration line after ‘thoughtful’ meeting with Mexico’s President”

  1. It showed incredible weakness and cowardice to even meet Trump in the first place, on Trump’s decision and timeframe. He was a typical brown-nose until he saw how his constiuency reacted, and then suddenly he grew a backbone? Please. He’s a pretty-boy, impotent leader who’s very close to being ousted for his incompetence. The Mexican people do not like him and have had just about enough of his BS.

  2. Trump is clearly the big dog in this scenario.
    Not saying that’s a good thing necessarily, just the man’s mass common appeal in evidence.
    Aside from his fearsome brio, Trump only reiterates the policies of many other countries towards Americans attempting to integrate into their lands without the required documentation.
    My Australian mother was a properly naturalized U.S. citizen and over the years she took care to impress upon my brother and me the myriad responsibilities that lie within the privilege of American citizenship.
    As did my father, who valiantly served this country through two wars, born in Milford, California in 1920, but not granted citizenship until an act of congress in 1924 included American Indians.
    Neither of them ever took their U.S. citizenship for granted and I believe they were both a part of what made America great.

  3. I missed Olbermann, but he’s back and says what needs to be said—- again. And again.

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