Words Don’t Matter: Trump Claims There Was ‘Softening’ In Immigration Plan!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Donald Trump told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham Thursday that there has been a “softening” on his immigration plan.

After delivering a hardline speech on immigration enforcement that included gruesome accounts of murdered Americans at the hands of undocumented immigrations, Trump seems to be a bit confused about the definition of “softening.”

“Look, we do it in a very humane way, and we’re going to see with the people who are in this country. Obviously, I want to get the gang members out, the drug peddlers out. We’ve got a lot of people in this country that you can’t have, and those people you can’t have,” Trump said. “And then we’re going to make a decision at a later date once everything is stabilized. I think you’re going to see there is quite a bit of softening.”

Trump’s speech had been billed as an opportunity for the candidate to try and expand his base of support from the fringe right and base supporters to a wider swath of the Republican Party. When he got to the mic, however, Trump was true to his primary self.

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