On Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an interview with Donald Trump in his post-election interview since winning the Presidency. While conducting the interview, Leslie Stahl asked just how much of the rhetoric and promises he made during the election pertaining to illegals and Mexico he planned on keeping now that he is the official President-elect. President-elect Trump discussed the building of the wall as well as the deportation of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants that currently reside in the United States of America.
“So let’s go through very quickly some of the promises you made, and if you are going to do what you said or are you going to change it in anyway,” Stahl began. “Are you really gonna build a wall?”
“Yes,” Trump definitely answered.
“They’re talking about a fence in the Republican Congress. Would you accept a fence?” Stahl asked.
“For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate,” Trump explained. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
“What about the pledge to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants?” Stahl asked.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers,” Trump told Stahl. “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.”
“After the border is secured, and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that you’re talking about,” Trump said.
“Before we make that determination,” the President-elect continued,”it’s very important– we want to secure our border.”
Donald Trump has made deporting illegals with a criminal record and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico a focus during his Presidential run. On the very first day of his campaign while giving the speech announcing his candidacy, Trump had very strong words about the illegal immigrants coming over the border from our neighbors down south.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best,” he said during his speech in June 2015. “They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”