Going soft? Has Trump ever gone soft on anything? He’s been talking about the immigration issue for years, before he became a politician.
The press is going to try to pressure him to go soft. That will be fun to watch.
Excerpt fromNBC News
Newspapers in Mexico — which has been at the receiving end of many of the new president’s threats and promised policy changes — highlighted Trump’s statements on migration.
La Reforma ran the president’s pledges to make migration merit-based as the top story on its website.
The president told Congress that he was open to immigration reform, a shift from his harsh rhetoric.
In a conversation with TV anchors earlier in the day, Trump signaled a willingness to make a potentially seismic shift in his immigration policy by saying the “time is right” for a bipartisan immigration bill that could include a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.
It was a remarkable suggestion from Trump, whose signature campaign promise was to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico and pledged to crack down on undocumented immigrants currently in the country. Trump’s supporters rallied behind his hard-line stance and hammered his Republican rivals for taking softer takes on the issue.
Mexico’s left-leaning La Jornada, meanwhile, highlighted Trump’s announcement that he would unveil an “aggressive strategy to dismantle the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation.”
The Daily Mail , read by millions, had its own take:
President Donald Trump put Democrats on the spot Tuesday night in his joint address as he touched on illegal immigration.
‘To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you this one question: what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one, because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders?’ the president asked.
Trump also promised to build a border wall and said he would rid the country of ‘lawless chaos’ while signaling that he’d be open to reviewing a comprehensive immigration reform package.
The president was accompanied to the speech by four Americans whose loved ones died at the hands of illegal residents, Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver, and Jessica Davis.
He highlighted each one of them and promised that their family members would ‘never be forgotten.’
Democrats said they were bringing illegal immigrant children known as DREAMers before they knew who would be sitting in the president’s box in protest of his immigration policies.
Earlier in the day a senior administration official said that Trump could give his support tonight to and immigration reform that allows illegal residents to stay in the country but does not provide a pathway to citizenship.
On Tuesday night, Trump gave a vague nod to the proposal, which he said must protect American jobs.
‘If we are guided by the well-being of American citizens then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades,’ he said.
Trump is playing with the minds of the enemy. And they are the enemy as sure as (((Soviet Russia))) was the enemy during its existence.
The Democrats can’t craft a proposal that would leave the borders open AND protect jobs. Trump knows that.