It’s becoming pretty obvious that Donald Trump is leaving behind the plans that helped him grow an impressive fan base during the primaries, as some of his important supporters are also confirming them. To be more specific, we’re talking about mass deportation, an idea the businessman doesn’t seem as keen on as he was a few months ago.
Are we seeing a softened Donald Trump nowadays?
According to CNN Politics, one of Trump’s biggest supporters, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that the GOP’s nominee doesn’t want to break up immigrant families in the United States.
“He would find it very, very difficult to throw out a family that has been here for 15 years and they have three children, two of whom are citizens,” Mr. Giuliani said during “State of the Union”. “That is not the kind of America he wants,” he added.
Rudy Giuliani’s comments come after Trump’s speech on immigration, which showed a totally different attitude from his pledge during the primary season, when the nominee promised to remove over 11 million undocumented immigrants from the United States.
Giuliani’s opinion is not shared by fellow Republicans
Of course, there are a lot more important Republican leaders who don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, as well as Trump’s running-mate, Mike Pence, and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway claim that he will stick to his initial plan for immigrants.
“For those here today illegally who are seeking legal status, they will have one route and only one route: to return home and apply for re-entry under the rules of the new legal immigration system that I have outlined above” was, most likely, the part of Donald Trump’s speech that made Giuliani reach these conclusions.
“Those who have left to seek entry under this new system will not be awarded surplus visas, but will have to enter under the immigration caps or limits that will be established,” Trump also added, making a lot of supporters and not only question his current attitude toward mass deportation.