2016 Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump is “telling it like it really, truly is,” former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer told CNN’s Don Lemon, despite on-going attacks on Trump for comments he has made on immigration.
“You know, being the governor of [Arizona], the gateway of illegal immigration for six years, we had to deal with a lot of things,” Brewer said according to CNS News. Brewer spoke of the barrage of drug cartels and smugglers contributing to the violence along the U.S. southern border in Arizona, but pointed out that it’s not just an Arizona problem. She noted that that contingent coming up through that region move on to other states throughout the nation. That makes it a national problem.
Trump has not backed down from comments on drug and crime issues surrounding illegal immigration since he announced his candidacy. Since then Americans have seen the horrific shooting death of Kathryn Steinle allegedly, at the hands of a five times deported, seven time convicted felon.
The real estate billionaire repeatedly states that as President he would secure the border. He told Anderson Cooper in a Wednesday interview that after securing the border, he would kick out the criminals before turning to consider the remaining illegal aliens.
Brewer told Lemon in their interview, “we have to find a solution, and that solution is getting our border secured so we can deal with the other issues.” She charged that people coming into the country illegally include those who are coming for criminal reasons. “And they let them go and they let them go and they let them go and deport them, and then they come right back and commit other crimes.”
Brewer continued, “I will tell you, earnestly, I believe that with all the issues that all of this illegal immigration has caused in this country, if we don’t get the border secured, we’re never going to find a solution. We’re never going to find a solution.”
Trump called out Democrat 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton this week saying, “Hillary is weak on immigration. I may be divisive on immigration, but she’s weak on immigration, which is far worse. Hillary would let everybody come in, killers, criminals, drug dealers, everybody.”
Trump is now in the lead among 2016 Republican Presidential candidates in an Economist/YouGov poll.
Trump will be one of two 2016 Presidential candidates addressing attendees at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be speaking over the weekend in Arizona to what he says will be an “enormous” crowd. He will also be taking time to meet with Jamiel Shaw, the father of a young man murdered by an illegal alien in southern California.
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