Recent media coverage on Donald Trump’s immigration policies have attempted to convince his supporters that he is “flip flopping” on his original deportation policies and moving to a “softer” tone.
This has caused a stir among many of Trump’s core supporters, adding to the speculation that he is caving to pressure from his own party to keep the “cheap labor” express moving full speed ahead.
Trump spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 at the ‘Roast and Ride’ event in Des Moines, Iowa today. Joni Earnest, a veteran and senator from Iowa who was once thought to be a possible Trump vice president pick, was also in attendance.
Perhaps the Trump campaign has been receiving some feedback from his core supporters after the slew of media reports regarding his softening of immigration policies, as he sought to reinforce the fact that he stands behind his original promise to America.
Trump made clear his intentions regarding illegal immigration and criminals entering the United States as he told the crowd:
“On day one, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country. Including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into U.S. communities under the incompetent Obama-Clinton Administration”
Trump continues to state that even “before the wall” goes up he is going to take action on illegal immigration. He also references the international “gangs of thugs”, and drug cartels taking advantage of America’s open borders:
“I promise you, the first day in office, the first thing I’m going to do, the first piece of paper that I’m going to sign is we’re going to get rid of these people, day one, before the wall, before anything, and our great law enforcement – they know who they are, they’ve been living with them for years and don’t want to put up with them anymore. So we are going to get rid of them DAY ONE.”
Trump continues by saying that, “the reign of terror will be over”. He makes several references to the criminal element crossing our borders, including possible terrorists and drug cartels, making sure that law enforcement is not being hindered in their efforts.
A powerful message straight to his core supporters, Donald Trump has made clear his intentions on day one of his presidency and vowed to enable law enforcement to do their jobs.
“We are going to get rid of them day one, we start day one!” Trump said to wild applause from the audience.
Although some Trump supporters have been suspicious of the promotion within his campaign of former Cruz employee Kellyanne Conway, the recent refocusing of his messaging seems to be paying off as he has made up significant ground against Clinton in the polls.
Donald Trump has also stayed focused on his messaging, policies and has not engaged in any off cuff remarks that previously caused a media firestorm.
I believe Trump when he makes this promise to America, as he is not being influenced by massive campaign donations from corporations who benefit from illegal immigration, and has taken risks in running for president that the average businessman would consider insane.
Despite the mainstream media spinning headlines to discourage Trump supporters at every turn; their enthusiasm, hope and dedication to his movement have kept voters confident that he can, and will, ‘Make America Great Again’.
See Trump’s full speech in Des Moines, Iowa below: