Trump reiterated his commitment to carry through on a promise he made during his campaign to deport millions of undocumented people from U.S. soil in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that will air Sunday evening:
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate…. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
Once he’s done with that, Trump says he’ll determine what to do with the remaining undocumented people in America, or, rather, appraise their worth as if they were a stockpile of Trump casino chandeliers and not human beings with families and homes:
“After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that they’re talking about who are terrific people, they’re terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that.”
I think I understand what he’s saying, and it’s absolutely horrifying.
Early on Sunday, CNN reports, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that lawmakers will not be forming deportation forces to round up undocumented people, despite Trump’s fervent campaign rhetoric.
“We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump’s not planning on that,” said Ryan, at least half wrong.
Trump also said he still plans to build a huge and unscalable border wall. Although maybe part of the wall will actually be “fencing” (or can a wall be made of fences?). “I’m very good at this,” bragged Trump. “It’s called ‘construction.’” Among other things.