Immigration Politics

Trump Campaign Manager Gets CALLED OUT For Ducking Questions About Deportations (VIDEO)

Everywhere you look, it seems the Trump campaign’s main spokespeople are attempting to spin this as a good week for their candidate. Which makes you wonder: Did they see that incredibly Nuremberg-rallyesque speech the Orange Menace gave in Phoenix? He screamed for an hour and proved that he is indeed totally unfit to be President of the United States.

This morning on ABC’s “This Week,” host Martha Raddatz welcomed Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway and attempted to ask her some follow-up questions about the Trump immigration speech and his stance on some of the specific issues addressed by the candidate in Phoenix. Raddatz began by asking Conway:

“He said that the priority will be criminals and those who have overstayed their visas. That still amounts to between 5 million and 6.5 million people that he says will be quickly removed. The cost estimate for that is between $51 billion and $67 billion. How will he manage such a massive operation and who will pay for it?”

Trumpkins absolutely hate questions about specifics. Then again, so does their boss. Conway replied:

“He’ll manage it the way it should have been managed all along, by enforcing the law and relying upon those law enforcement officers and those ICE officers to do their job. They’ve been completely hamstrung in their ability to do their job. He also has — said that he will triple the number of ICE agents to try to help.”

That answer is total and absolute bullshit, so Raddatz inquired:

“Back to immigration, he said there will be no amnesty; all immigrants here illegally will be subject to deportation. So will they be subject to deportation and removal?”


“If they’re criminals, they’re going immediately. And we don’t know what that number is. We hear anything from 1 million to 2 million. And then, of course, he has also said, this being the most generous country to immigrants in the world, that if you want to come to America and immigrate here legally –”

Raddatz stopped Conway before she could vomit out more tripe, telling the campaign manager:

“And if they’re not criminals, that has been very clear. He’s talked about the criminals. But if they aren’t criminals, do they have to go?”

Once again, Conway gave an unresponsive reply:

“He has said that you should stand in line and immigrate legally,” Conway replied. “And also he has said that once we do things that have never been done –”

Having had enough, Raddatz finally told the flummoxed Conway:

“OK. But that really doesn’t clear it up, Kellyanne.”

The entire Trump campaign–and his so-called “policies”– is about as clear as fetid water that’s been sitting in a sewer pipe for a year.

This article was originally published by the same author at

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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