On Wednesday in Virginia, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump blasted Democrats Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for promising Obamacare, more driver’s licenses and perhaps even Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
Trump, who live-Tweeted during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, said at a campaign event that Clinton and Sanders “couldn’t give things away fast enough, and they’re giving them to illegal immigrants.”
“They want health care for illegal immigrants. They want driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants,” Trump said. “They’re suggesting—listen to this—Social Security for illegal immigrants.
“So we’re going to straighten things out and bring immigration under control,” Trump said. “If we don’t have a border and we have people all over this country we have no idea where they’re coming from, we no longer have a country.”
During Tuesday evening’s CNN debate, Clinton, Sanders, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley vowed to go further than President Barack Obama on executive actions and amnesty for illegal immigrants. They all tried to move to the left and appease pro-amnesty advocates by supporting more in-state tuition and Obamacare for illegal immigrants.
Trump’s candidacy gained momentum out of the gate when he made illegal immigration a central point in his campaign. He leads in nearly every national and state poll. And a CNN/ORC poll of Nevada and South Carolina that was released on Wednesday found that 55% of Republicans in Nevada and 51% of Republicans in South Carolina believe that Trump is the GOP presidential candidate who can best handle the illegal immigration issue.
Trump also said that if he is elected President, “nobody’s coming in other than if you come in illegally” and insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall along the border.
“We have problems like nobody has ever seen before so the wall has to be built,” Trump said, vowing that illegal immigrants who have been deported five times will be unable to reenter the country to murder someone like Kate Steinle.
He again said America should not be responsible for anchor babies.
“I don’t think so,” Trump said. “We can’t do it.”
Trump also praised Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), whose shocking primary upset of then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) largely because of Cantor’s support for various pieces of amnesty issues put the final nail in the coffin of comprehensive amnesty legislation in 2014.
“He’s great, Trump said. “He’s done a great job.”