It's September First, my 63rd birthday and first anniversary of my retirement. (The pension check from Charleston Newspapers posted automatically overnight.) Now the general election begins and Donald Trump burst through last night with a great, detailed speech in Arizona on his immigration policy. He will deport, track people here on visas, and build the wall.Something you’ll never see at a Hillary immigration speech #TrumpImmigrationSpeech pic.twitter.com/DrI6zCrGb2— Asa M. Julian (@asamjulian) September 1, 2016
Trump: "There will be no amnesty."
Democrats are quaking right now, or should. A Potemkin Village of polls cannot hide the crowds of 10,000 people night after night after night. He adapted. He is presidential. He reads off the teleprompter but the speeches are in his voice. This is The Donald I envisioned.
He began the day with a meeting and joint announcement with Mexican President Nieto.
From the Hill:
A former spokesman for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday offered praise to Donald Trump for his speech in Mexico alongside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Howard Wolfson, who worked as Clinton's communications director in 2008, tweeted following the joint press conference that Trump's address was a "home run."
I agree. Trump was in command. His 6-foot-4 height and his distinguished pompadour made him the alpha male. After eight years of an adolescent president, Americans want maturity.If you believe Trump needed to pivot, moderate and look more Presidential, that event was a home run.— howard wolfson (@howiewolf) August 31, 2016
But his speech later that night is what blew the doors off the Democratic Party and its handmaidens in the DC conservative movement. He was presidential. He offered a
From the New York Times:
But it was his exhortations of the greatness of this nation -- of putting America first -- of protecting innocents from illegal aliens who are violent criminals -- that sealed the deal. Americans are sick of being victims of a group of people protected by political correctness. Police cannot mention the illegal alien status of a criminal in sanctuary cities.Here’s Trump’s plan for combating illegal immigration, boiled down to its simplest elements:1. Build the wall.2. End catch and release policy for undocumented immigrants and instead return them to their country of origin.3. Have zero tolerance for undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime. He will deport them.4. Triple number of deportation officers at the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.5. Repeal President Obama’s executive orders that temporarily protected undocumented immigrants from deportation and authorized them to receive work permit.6. Stop issuing visas to any country where “adequate screening cannot occur” that might endanger national security.7. Ensure foreign countries take back deported immigrants from the United States: Mr. Trump said 23 countries refuse to do so.8. Complete a biometric entry and exit visa tracking system under development. “It will be on land, it will be on sea, it will be in the air,” he said.
He had on stage Angel Moms -- families of those murdered by illegal aliens. They told the truth, much to the embarrassment of the members of the press. Had it been Hillary, the focus would have been on those mothers. But we know the media is biased, we move on.
Trump showed on Wednesday his presidential side. There is a plan. It is based on facts, not emotions. It will work.
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