On Tuesday evening the GOP presidential candidates met in the 4th presidential debate to tussle over economic principles and plans in what may have been the best debate thus far. One exchange in particular has led to a new and interesting idea from real estate mogul Donald Trump.
During the debate Trump tangled with Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) over illegal immigration, and Kasich ended up mocking Trump’s ideas as childish.
After Kasich called Trump’s deportation plans “silly” saying that it wasn’t “an adult argument,” Trump shot back that a “country of laws” must enforce our laws.
“We’re a country of laws. We either have a country or we don’t have a country. We are a country of laws. They’re going to have to go out and they will come back but they will have to go out and hopefully they get back but we have no choice if we’re going to run our country properly and if we’re going to be a country.”
On Wednesday morning Trump appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to follow up on his debate performance and was asked for more specifics on his deportation plans. This led to a scary suggestion from Trump that he would create a new force to deal specifically with deportations…
Mika Brzezinski: OK, conceptually, I understand what you’re saying and what you’re describing. But still tell me the how. Are you going to have a massive deportation force?
Donald Trump: You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely and you’re going to bring the country — and, frankly, the people, because you have some excellent, wonderful people, some fantastic people hat have been here for a long period of time. Don’t forget, Mika, that you have millions of people that are waiting in line to come into this country and they’re waiting to come in legally. And I always say the wall, we’re going to build the wall. It’s going to be a real deal. It’s going to be a real wall.
There was a picture in one of the magazines where they had a wall this tall and they were taking drugs over the wall. They built a ramp over the wall and the truck was going up and down. They were using it like a highway; the wall is like a highway. It’s not going to happen. It’s going to be a Trump wall. It’s going to be a real wall. And it’s going to stop people and it’s going to be good.
But your friend Thomas Friedman called me and said, hah, there should be a big door. I said going to be a big door. I love the expression. There’s going to be a big beautiful nice door. People are going to come in and they’re going to come in legally. But we have no choice. Otherwise, we don’t have a country. We don’t even know how many people. We don’t know if it’s 8 million or if it’s 20 million. We have no idea how many people are in our country. And then you see what happened with Kate in San Francisco. You see what happens with all of the things going on, all of the tremendous crime going on. It costs us $200 billion a year for illegal immigration right now. $200 billion a year, maybe $250, maybe $300. They don’t even know. We’re going to stop it. We’re going to run it properly and we’re going to stop it.
I know many of you are probably Trump supporters and wholeheartedly agree with him on illegal immigration, BUT… would you really be okay with the government creating a whole new wing of the law enforcement whose job was to look for, arrest and detain people and then ship them out of the country? Would you be okay with Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton suggesting establishing a new police force with this kind of power? I just don’t think this is a good idea…