On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump touted his immigration policy proposal in a follow-up appearance after last night’s debate in Milwaukee, WI.
Trump explained to co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that deportation and a wall were going to be integral components of this policy.
“[I] always say – the wall, we’re going to build the wall,” he said. “It’s going to be the 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 a truck was going over the wall. They were using it like a highway. That’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,’” Trump continued. “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.”
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