An excert from Donald Trump’s interview with Chuck Todd on NBCs ‘Meet the Press’ that airs Sunday has been released early and in it Trump says all undocumented immigrants will “have to go” if he is elected president. Still the opinion poll leader for the Republican Party nommination for president, it’s not yet been revealed if he went on to explain on the show how such a mass operation would be managed.
But go they must – and will.
“We’re going to keep the families together, but they have to go,” Trump told Todd. “They have to go…we either have a country, or we don’t have a country.” Trump included in those having to go all of the children born in the United States to illegal immigrants, Trump also said that he would rescind President Obama’s immigration executive action order.
Whether his full interview sees him divulge how he would go about removing 11 million people from the U.S., including children born there, and how much he thinks such a move would cost, was not revealed. Further, until the entire interview airs and time passes for the electorate to digest his remarks, it will not be known what the reaction will be.
He has made bold remarks about Mexican immigrants, calling them rapists and criminals, and pulled other stunts, like giving out his rival, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s phone number on TV (causing Graham to have to change it). He has also suggested a female moderator at the first debate asked him pointed questions because she was menstrating. Despite that and more he continues to lead the GOP pack.
These remarks, given they are less controversial than others, are not likely to change that.