This morning Mike Pence sat down with NBC’s “Meet the Press” for an interview about many of the key topics and scandals of the Trump campaign. In particular, Pence continued to be vague on the immigration policy.
His revelation of the actions Trump intends to take if Mexico will not pay for his wall are most surprising, though.
When asked about Trump’s inconsistency in his immigration policy, Pence insisted that Trump was not being inconsistent at all, stating:
“Looking at this, some 10,000 people in Arizona last week, it wasn’t the way they see it. As I travel across this country campaigning with Donald Trump and for Donald Trump, I think people hear him loud and clear. And he’s been completely consistent on this point.”
So, according to Mike Pence, because Trump’s small but rabid group of supporters believe everything he will spoon-feed them, that makes it true?
Pence’s statements on what will happen to 11 million undocumented immigrants are even more concerning:
“What I thought was most important about Donald Trump’s speech on Wednesday night in Arizona was different–with all due respect to the media’s focus on the 11 million or whatever that number is. He was focused on the more than 300 million people who are citizens of this country and are here legally in this country, and driving policies in immigration that will work for them, work for the future of our nation.”
In this interview, Pence completely refuses to clarify exactly what will happen to 11 million people living in America, and that’s a problem. With regard to the people who will be left after the mass deportation Trump has planned, Pence offers little more than a wait-and-see approach.
At one point in the interview, he even suggests that undocumented immigrants attempting to become citizens will have to leave the country first.
Perhaps the most shocking part is Pence’s statement on what Trump intends to do about Mexico’s refusal to pay for his border wall.
“The United States of America is the most powerful economy on the face of the Earth. Access to our economy is enormously valuable to Mexico and every other country in the world…Look, the one thing Donald Trump knows is how to do a deal.”
That Donald Trump would even think of threatening to cut off trade with Mexico over this wall idea is completely unbelievable.
This just serves as proof that it doesn’t matter if a nation is allied with us, if they don’t meet Trump’s ridiculous demands, he will just implode America’s relationship with them, with no cares about the consequences.