Skip to comments.Donald Trump On AZ Immigration Law: Illegal Immigrants, You’re Fired!
Posted on 04/17/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT by Mariner
Following the political debut of daughter Ivanka earlier this week on Hannity, Donald Trump dropped by Larry King Live to talk the topic du jour, Arizonas immigration law, and give it his seal of approval. While he admitted that there are a lot of great people coming in, he called a boycott on the state ridiculous and made the astute observation that, well, Mexico doesnt have a lot of blonds.
Trump expressed the most concern regarding the increased crime rate in Arizona, noting that there are killings all over the place, shootings all over the place there now and that the law was a direct result of the federal government not coming out with a law.
He also expressed dismay at the possible boycotts against Arizona, including that instituted on San Francisco city officials by Mayor Gavin Newsom. And while he stopped short of endorsing racial profiling, he is in favor of getting them out if people come into the country illegally.
Seems he's ahead of the GOP elite on this issue as well.
He's certainly willing to take on the tough one's.
While he has my respect and gratitude, he hasn't convinced me to vote for him yet.
Military on the Mexican border
In favor of repealing ObamaCare
Wants to take the economic fight to the Chinese
Iraqs oil until were paid back
Birth Certificate issue
Lower tax rates
Against gun control
Pi$$es off Karl Rove
Trump is a spoiler don’t fall for it
And when he was on with BOR last week he said we should pick and choose which illegals get to continue breaking the law. He’s also said we should let business make that determination.
That's because he has nothing to lose.
He will NEVER be POTUS.
From what I can discern at this time, it's the GOP establishment that's the spoiler right now.
Absolutely gutless and derelict in their duties to preserve and protect the constitution.
Sure, Trump is a showboat and has some positions I'm adamantly opposed to (Eminent Domain etc.), but he taking the fight to the left and he's drawing blood.
I really like that and am grateful for his courage and tenacity.
Trump appears to have the zeal of the newly converted in any case ~ interesting how a conservative point of view can just fall together so naturally. In contrast it took several centuries to come up with the distortion called Leftwingtardism!
Well you have to give the man a way-to-go on this one:
I no longer trust the GOP any more than the RATS.
While he may be getting his patriot wings back in order, I could in no way support his candidacy, especially as he calls himself a Republican. My opinion is he is nothing more than another Bloomberg. But if his new found patriotic bent is to show a bit of testecular fortitude, have at it. Nobody else in the Republican leadership seems to have the DNA for it.
I must however make a few exceptions, especially in that of Allen West, Paul Ryan, Jim DeMint, et al.
.... “he stopped short of endorsing racial profiling ...”
Is Mexican a race or a nationality? Or is calling Mexican a “race” a gimmick to help sustain the notion that there is not and must not be an international border between present-day Mexico and its former northern provinces?
I would appreciate it if you would provide some sort of link...substantiation.
I don't want to be misled.
ROMENY/HUCK/TPAW/NEWT/BARBOUR/HUNTSMAN = LAW DOWN FOR OBAMA AND HAND HIM A 2ND TERM.
Right now for me - its this - in no order
Trump is saying things that make conservatives salivate...No way would I vote for him..I think he is helping the Usurper to get re-elected, IMHO.
Look up the transcript yourself.
at this point, it looks like you’re more of a spoiler than Trump.
Trump’s own audio clips from Mark Levin show.
Devastating in my opinion, and I’m sad to say they were a real eye-opener to me. Decide for yourself. This is really, really not good.
In his own book, “America We Deserve”, Trump writes, “We must have universal healthcare. I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses.”
Kiss your freedom goodbye.
He gave no support whatsoever to the Tea Party and attended not a single rally, but donated to their opponents: Schumer, Weiner, Harry Reid, etc.
Donald Trump says he adores Nancy Pelosi and can’t understand why she didn’t do more to impeach the “evil” (his word) George Bush for “lying” to get us into Iraq.
Donald Trump says he can’t understand why John Kerry didn’t win in 2004, since Bush was so “wrong” on the war.
Trump said that George Bush was the worst president ever, although now he has changed his story to say Obama and Carter were the worst.
Don’t be fooled by this guy.
They said similar things about Reagan incidentally. Passed him off as a joke as I recall. The country had other ideas however.
Trump is into self promotion. Nothing wrong with that and he’s about the best at it.
Thing is, that is his depth.
He ain’t running and doesn’t have a core.
I don’t have a problem with his “Bush is a Disaster...”, Clinton is a Disaster....”, “Bush is a Disaster...”, “MuBarak Obama is a Disaster and may be a Kenyan...(sic)”.
Frankly, I haven’t cared for one president in my lifetime except for Reagan.
This is a link to the interview. The illegal immigration portion begins at 3:10, and ands at 4:10. He says that he wants to militarize the border and look at illegals on a case by case basis. There is no mention of business in that segment, whatsoever, but cripple may have been referring to a different interview (I think the Meredith interview, because I DO vaguely recall him saying something about business needs coupled with immigration in that interview. Something about “Great minds, hard workers, etc.”)
Looks to me like Trump is saying put military on the border to stop further illegal immigration.
For the people here already, judge on a case by case basis. If you have productive people they should get to stay.
Sure, it is a leftist conspiracy to split conservative votes. Rats’ flaws are obvious. You don’t have to be a ph.d to make a useless noise about it.
I AM grateful to him for taking on these issues and exposing the GOP for the cowards they are.
Perhaps the "liberal" Trump will show the GOP what it means to lead.
It's apparent they haven't a clue what the word means.
Only Palin shows any spunk at all in the GOP...and the GOP establishment shuns and degrades her.
Yes, Palin is my first choice...but I would vote for Trump over any of the others who are rumored to run.
Who is Levin’s favorite guy ? Mitt ? NO WAY !
Well genius. I never said he made the comment about business in that interview. I simply said that he has said it.
If you want to call me a liar that’s fine but I’m not the one buying Trump oil.
BTW a “case by case basis” is amnesty just as surely as when McCain says it.
The link I provided was a transcript, just on the immigration issue. Short read.
Trump is not to be trusted. EVER!
Really? Like Perot was as he almost won the Whitehouse until he made a dumb mistake??
I would vote for Trump second to Sarah.
Perot oh please he was working for Hillary
That is clearly a misrepresentation and your interpretation of what he said.
Now, that said, he did say he would look at each person individually to see who gets to stay and who has to go...and that's PURE FANTASY.
Do we have ONE GOP candidate who says outright "I would deport all illegals"?
None I'm aware of, though that is my position.
Being from Pima county, Arizona and living in the highest illegal immigration through-way in the USA, it is a breath of fresh air hearing this. I don’t know if I can vote for him, but perhaps this view will be taken by the rest of the GOP who are planing on running. After 20 years of open boarder policy we must clamp down on this madness. I am disgusted at our homeland security chief, she is blatantly lying to the American public on this issue. Even the center leaning liberals that I know here in Tucson grudgingly agree that this is a problem and that something needs to be done. I work in the largest trauma center in southern Arizona and we are constantly taking care of illegals. Most often they are either close to death from the desert crossing or in vehicular accidents often involving 10-15 people crammed into a single vehicle.
I also like his stance on the foreign trade issues that our country has been living with for decades. Our country is certainly being taken advantage of in this respect. Our country was build on good old American hard work. I would love to see “made in the USA” a common place rather than the current rarity.
I haven’t been called a genius since the batteries in school, but thank you.
I think you owe me an apology. I didn’t disparage you, I supported you by providing the link to the video because someone else wanted “Proof.”
I showed what he said the the BOR interview, since you did not, and (far from calling you a liar) I also asserted that I remembered him saying something along the lines of what you claimed, but (unlike you) I tried my best to provide where I thought it could be obtained.
(P.S. I haven’t disagreed with you yet, so why start the mud flinging now?)
Last is best!
He may be; but he is saying what needs to be said.
FYI, I just rewatched the Meredith interview, and there’s no immigration mentioned in that, at all, so that’s not it. I’ll review the rest of the BOR Interview to see if I can find it there, to see if they came back to it.
In any event, I will try and find where I heard him talk about what cripple mentioned, but it may take some time. He’s been in the news constantly for the last few weeks, so I have seen a lot of clips.
(And I do remember him saying it, FOR SURE, because I am ADAMANTLY opposed to amnesty, to those who break into our country, pillage our cities, steal our identities, and then ship our resources back to their own countries, to bring more here to sap off of our society, while trying to destroy it. If they’re so hard working they should build their own country, not sink ours to their level. We need to ship everyone back, funded by a liquidation of their ill gotten assets—there’s not supposed to be profit in committing a crime in this country, remember?—build a wall, and “deter” anyone who tries to come across it, except by lawful, honest means, with lethal force. That’s MY position on illegal immigration. Oh yeah, and send their anchor babies with them, that’s a perverted interpretation/manipulation of the reading of the law.)
He couldn't be any worse than Obama.
Remember to always EXPECT the UNEXPECTED and Trump ends up being another Reagan..
Yes, that was my conservative interpretation, of a liberal point of view and one which I stand by. But to call it misrepresentation, is spreading misinformation, FRiend. The term "broad based" is used extensively in the business world and Trump is very familiar with that term. Lets face it, Trump does not embrace "narrow based" business practices. You think Trump would embrace narrow based political practices?
Trump is also not known as a conservative businessman. His multiple bankruptcies, hostile takeovers and use of eminent domain to advance his empire mark Trump as a ruthless corporatist and IMO, a liberal business wildcat of sorts.
On a political level, Trump is well known for his flip-flopping on views and obfuscation of the historic record when it comes to his own past. I believe what Trump was saying is that he would support broad based amnesty, if his own liberal caveats were applied.
My remarks about what Trump said to O'Reilly were correct. In fact, your remarks looked very similar to my remarks. And I do agree with you, Trump's position is "PURE FANTASY".
“........ and Trump ends up being another Reagan..”
Not in a million years.
A lot of people were saying the same about Zer0.
Zero had a deep seated desire to be POTUS.
You know, Utah passed an “Arizona-style immigration law” too, and any number of Republican politicians used the issue to get themselves elected, and then when the time came to pass the promised “Arizona-style immigration laws,” the GOP strangely shot them down in at least half a dozen states.