Of course, he doesn’t call it amnesty for illegal aliens, “as such,” just like senators Marco Rubio , Charles Schumer , John McCain , Lindsey Graham didn’t and the rest of the infamous “Gang of Eight” proponents of amnesty for illegals aliens. And Donald Trump didn’t call it amnesty, just like RINO Jeb Bush and John Kasich didn’t during his failed presidential run.
They had fines and back-taxes in their “immigration reform,” i.e., amnesty plans just like the one Donald Trump just announced.
Which is exactly what Donald Trump proposed on yet another “town hall” interview with Sean Hannity on FOX News on Wednesday evening.
Like the above politicians, who Trump demonized for being weak on solving the illegal immigration problem during the GOP primary, Trump told Hannity that his plan would allow those here illegally to stay in America, as long as they pay “back taxes.”
Here’s Trump’s statement making clear that he has completely flip-flopped from his oft-repeated promise to deport all illegal aliens via a “deportation force.”
Sounding like what his supporters might refer to as a RINO, a globalist, or an establishment “cuck,” Trump told Hannity, that there is no amnesty, “as such,” but he’ll “work with them.”
“No citizenship. Let me go a step further. They’ll pay back-taxes — they have to pay taxes. There’s no amnesty, as such, there’s no amnesty, but we work with them.
Now, everybody agrees we get the bad ones out. But when I go through and I meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject — and I’ve had very strong people come up to me, really great, great people come up to me, and they’ve said, ‘Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person who’s been here for 15 or 20 years [illegally] and throw them and their family out, it’s so tough, Mr. Trump.’
I have it all the time! It’s a very, very hard thing.”
Trump, like establishment RINO globalist “cucks” before him, didn’t explain, nor can he, how illegals who are living in poverty or on some sort of government assistance are going to pay “back-taxes.”
Where will they get the money if they don’t have it?
And if they don’t pay the taxes, which many won’t, what exactly will the penalty be if they don’t have the money to pay them?
You see, folks, if pro-amnesty types like Rubio or Bush would have just been more dishonest during the primary about their immigration stance — if they’d lied to voters the way Donald Trump did — maybe one of them would be the nominee and they would be up by double digits over Hillary Clinton instead of the GOP nominee being down by double digits.
Or, they could have just said that some “really, great, great people” told them that amnesty for millions of illegal aliens was the appropriate position for a “law and order candidate.”
Or maybe if Democrats weren’t allowed to vote in Republican primaries, or if Trump cultists weren’t so gullible to be duped by a New York liberal con man, we’d have someone who never wavered on amnesty, like constitutional conservative Ted Cruz , who warned us that Trump’s immigration tough talk was a farce.
Pro-tip: It’s amnesty if they broke the law by entering the country illegally, and are not forced to return to their country of origin…no matter how you sugar-coat it. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, et al. learned that the hard way.
Donald Trump should, too. Vote your conscience. There are other people in the race than “Crooked Hillary” or “Don the Con.”