Donald Trump: 'I want to do this my way'

As my colleague Priscilla Alvarez reported on Wednesday, the Republican nominee has made several comments in recent days that suggested he might be softening up his views, veering away from the hardline stance in which the only suitable solution to illegal immigration was a massive deportation of some 12 million people.

Donald Trump is postponing a major immigration speech he was set to deliver Thursday in Colorado as his campaign continues to fine-tune his immigration policy.

Trump had previously proposed using a "deportation force" to remove the 11 million people living in the United States illegally- a proposal that excited many of his core supporters, but alienated Hispanic voters who could be pivotal in key states.

Mr. Trump said he's going to build a border wall - "It's going to happen, 100 percent" - and said he'll do it "almost immediately" after claiming the White House. He went after MSNBC's "Morning Joe", tweeting that the show is "unwatchable!" and said its host, Mika Brzezinski, "is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!"

Kristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for Bush, said in a statement Wednesday it was "unsurprising that Donald Trump is finally faced with reconciling his immigration policy with reality, something Governor Bush predicted past year".

"To be determined", she said.

The crowd's reaction was split: Some cheered when Trump suggested that the immigrants be allowed to stay, others roared when he suggested deporting them.


"The Democrats didn't have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants", Trump told Newsmax.

"He supports making sure that we enforce the law, that we are respectful of those Americans who are looking for well-paying jobs and that we are fair and humane for those who live among us in this country". Donald Trump himself said this was not a pivot.

Trailing Clinton in polls nationally - although the gap has narrowed lately - and some swing states, and hit by a spate of self-inflicted setbacks, Trump is trying to reset his bid.

"That's why I say who knew that it would be Donald Trump to come along and convert the GOP base to supporting amnesty? But we want to come up with something fair". "He has not said that for a while", Conway said.

Advocates of restrictive immigration policies oppose legal status and want to reduce legal immigration levels, but mass deportation tends not to be a priority.

"It's very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it", he said in 2000. "Who knew-" he began, before laughing.

In an immigration town hall event with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, Trump was asked whether he would be willing to change USA law to accommodate those illegal immigrants who have been contributing to American society, obeyed laws and have children. "But that doesn't mean he's going to take them or that he's changed his mind".


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