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Unleashing another context-flawed gem of convoluted syntax in response to a question about the pending Senate immigration bill, Trump said,
“I will say this, you have to form a very very strong barrier from people just flowing in like candy. It’s no good, you can’t have it. We either have a country, or we don’t have a country.”
These are scare tactics, cheap shots without substance, clearly crafted to frighten folks in the heartland who already have enough worry on their plates. Trump knows perfectly well that immigration is bottoming out. Mexican illegal immigration has virtually come to halt, according to a May, 2013, Pew Hispanic Center report. There is no candy-like flow (whatever that means). Trump sidesteps, tap-dances, or simply bails when he’s asked to provide unambiguous examples of his immigration positions. He won’t comment on what aspects of the Senate bill he would support (“I actually think it’s too early to say.”), and when pressed to discuss details about specific border security measures, he said, “I don’t know. I don’t know.”
– Jim Moore, Washington, D.C.-based writer, editor, and photojournalist.