President-elect Donald Trump indicated in a 60 Minutes interview Sunday that he would be willing to negotiate down some of his campaign promises on illegal immigration.
“Are you really going to build a wall?” asked CBS’s Leslie Stahl. Trump immediately responded that he would.
“They’re talking about a fence in the Republican Congress. Would you accept a fence?” she tried again.
“For certain areas I would,” Trump responded. “But certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
“So part wall, part fence?” Stahl asked.
“Yeah, it could be– it could be some fencing,” he said.
In his campaign speeches, Trump suggested that his border wall would be much stronger than merely a fence, promising it would be “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful.”
Trump likewise demurred on whether or not he would deport all illegal immigrants in the United States, something he had waffled back and forth on during the campaign. He told Stahl that for now, he was only looking to deport illegal immigrants with criminal records.
“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, who are terrific people… but we are going to make a determination at that time,” he said.
Watch above, via CBS.
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