Trump Praises Obama’s Action to Protect DREAMers: ‘I Think It’s Great’
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump either failed to understand to a reporter’s question Monday or announced a major policy reversal, saying that he thought the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protecting younger illegal immigrants from being deported was “great.”
“You have accused Jeb Bush of being weak on immigration…” a reporter began during a South Carolina press conference.
“Weak, period,” Trump corrected.
“There are over 100,000 young people known as DREAMers who have deferred action given to them…” she began again, referring to the program enacted by executive action by President Barack Obama in 2012.
“Sure, I think it’s great,” Trump said.
“What should they expect?” she asked.
Trump responded by saying he was more concerned about “dreamers” who were born to Americans. “I want dreamers to come from this country,” he said. “You mentioned dreamers; I want dreamers to come from the United States. I want the people in the United States that have children, I want them to have dreams also.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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