Yikes. Donald Trump did a special town hall edition of ‘Hannity’ on Aug. 24, and he’s definitely sounding less sure of his aggressive, controversial stances nowadays. As a matter of fact, he seemed to be considering softening his stance on immigration, and his supporters were fuming.
Oh, Donald Trump. The often-controversial Republican presidential nominee appeared on Hannity for the second time in two days for a special town hall event, and he expanded the shocking change of heart debuted on the first night of the interview by trying to convince his supporters that a softer immigration stance is better. Yes, really.
He began by taking a poll, asking supporters if they want to kick out illegal immigrant families who are “great people,” contribute to our country and have lived here peacefully for 25 years. They overwhelmingly applauded to kick them out. (Shocker.)
However, Don spent the next 15 minutes trying to convince them otherwise, saying “When I go through and meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject, and they’ve said, ‘Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person who’s been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and their family out, it’s so tough, Mr. Trump,’ But everywhere I go I get the same reaction, they want toughness, they want firmness, they want to apply the law, but they do feel like throwing a family out who’s been here 20 years is a tough thing.”
So what does Donald suggest? Though he wants to give them “no citizenship,” he does have a plan (and it’s very similar to Obama’s). “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.” When he held a second poll, some of his supporters agreed with him that letting immigrants stay might be a good idea, while others screamed, pumped their fists and condemned the idea. “They broke the law!” one man yelled passionately. We imagine many of Donald’s supporters (who have been listening to him spew hate for immigrants for a year), would feel the same.
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“I love this guy, I get it,” responded Donald. Those types of reactions are probably why Donald is scared to fully commit to the new idea. He said that they would make a “decision very soon,” on letting long-time illegal immigrants stay in America. “The bad guys,” however, “are out of here.”
On the first night of the special event on Aug. 23, Donald shocked his fans and haters by almost completely flip-flopping on immigration. From the beginning he has said he would completely overhaul the system, which isn’t strict enough, and that he would build a wall and deport hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. He did a 180 on Hannity, saying “There could certainly be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people. We want people — we have some great people in this country.” So weird!
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