Thursday, September 1, 2016


In case you missed it, yesterday was a pretty good day for Trump.  He accepted the invitation from the Mexican President and had what appears to be a good visit.  The joint statements and abbreviated press conference afterwards seemed to me to accomplish what they probably intended.  He looked Presidential.  He had conciliatory and reasonable comments.  He had an air of being comfortable in a diplomatic scenario.  And he got some grudging praise from the press, who generally hate him and are trying to kill his chances.

Second, he made what I think was a very strong and reasonable speech in Phoenix on immigration.  All the cable channels carried it.  To me (and I think to many, many Americans) his 10 point plan made a lot of sense.  I'm sure that it got lost in some of the speech dialogue and excitement of the crowd so I'm providing it here.  The key here is that he has some specific points that he wants to work on.  Some of this is a vision and he'll have to hire some smart people to implement and execute his plan.  But that is always the case.  He definitely has softened on some of his proposals, but the focus on going after criminals it seems to me is exactly right.

1. Build a wall along the Southern border;

2. End catch and release;

3. Zero tolerance for criminal aliens;

4. Block funding for sanctuary cities;

5. Cancel unconstitutional executive orders;

6. Suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur;

7. Ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported;

8. Complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system;

9. Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet;

10. Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers.
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