I honestly don’t believe this is going to be a shock to any of you, but it is revealing that Trump’s main media surrogate is casting down on whether Trump actually intends to build a wall:
BUFFALO NEWS – The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president doesn’t envision one of Trump’s main campaign promises – a wall at the Mexican border – ever becoming a reality that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
“I have called it a virtual wall,” Rep. Chris Collins said in an interview with The Buffalo News.
“Maybe we will be building a wall over some aspects of it; I don’t know,” the Clarence Republican said of Trump’s proposed barrier to keep illegal immigrants and drugs from crossing the southern border.
I think Trump has admitted it himself that the wall won’t cover the entire border. But Collins makes even that sound in question.
He also said this:
Collins, who has become one of the presumptive GOP nominee’s main media surrogates, also cast doubts on another central Trump campaign promise: the candidate’s vow to deport the nation’s 12 million undocumented immigrants.
“I call it a rhetorical deportation of 12 million people,” Collins said.
He then gestured toward a door in his Capitol Hill office.
“They go out that door, they go in that room, they get their work papers, Social Security number, then they come in that door, and they’ve got legal work status but are not citizens of the United States,” Collins said. “So there was a virtual deportation as they left that door for processing and came in this door.”
Collins added: “We’re not going to put them on a bus, and we’re not going to drive them across the border.”
After making those comments, Collins said Trump would surely disagree with them.
“I’m not speaking for Donald,” Collins said. “Those were my opinions.”
If anyone ever believed Trump would actually deport 12 million people, then you are as delusional as Scott Baio. While I think the wall itself has a chance, I’ve never believed Trump would deport all illegals. Maybe just the criminals, but no one else.
And this guy Collins says he’s not speaking for Trump. Maybe. But clearly he doesn’t believe Trump is actually going to do any of this and that says a lot.