Trump’s New Campaign Manager Remains Elusive On Immigration But Insists ‘He’ll Enforce The Law’

08.23.16 2 years ago 2 Comments

On Tuesday, Donald Trump‘s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, where she discussed her candidate’s immigration plan — or, rather, why he won’t be unveiling one as scheduled.

Asked why Trump canceled a much-promoted speech in Utah about his immigration policy, Conway replied, “You know, we inherited this schedule.” Stating that she “[does] think it’s a great idea to have that kind of speech,” Conway said that immigration is a “complex issue,” and that Trump will seek out counsel on how to proceed. “He obviously has some very strong feelings and policy prescriptions with respect to immigration,” Conway said, “but he’s speaking to people to understand how to execute on those ideas.”

However, when the hosts inquired whether Trump would be adopting a softer approach to immigration, Conway denied that that would be the case. “He’s said the exact same thing all along: ‘Let’s enforce the law,'” she said. “And if you enforce the law, a lot of good things start happening with respect to deporting people who have committed crimes, and certainly protecting American workers.” She continued:

“Many American workers feel like they are competing with illegal immigrants, as well as people in factories in Mexico or China or robots somewhere else. And so, we want to be fair to everyone. I think the conversation about immigration that he would like to have is the one that talks about fairness to everyone, not just fairness to 11 million, which is the way the left always characterizes it, but fairness to the American workers. Fairness to our communities. Fairness to our law enforcement.”

Meanwhile, Conway is taking some shots at Hillary Clinton in a new trailer (posted by BuzzFeed) for a British documentary called President Trump: Can he really win? Conway does not disguise her vitriol for Trump’s Democratic opponent. “Hillary Clinton is a bore who many voters think is not trustworthy and not honest,” she says. “Her husband’s problem was that he had casual relationships with other women. Hillary’s problem is she has a casual relationship with the truth. The more people see her, the more they’re reminded what they don’t like about her and what they don’t trust about her.”

She added: “You think you would know who Hillary Clinton is if she wasn’t married to Bill Clinton? Prove it.”

(Via BuzzFeed & New York Magazine)

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