FLASHBACK: Clinton's 1996 Immigration Remarks Sound Like Trump
Some are pointing out that Bill Clinton's 1996 State of the Union address brought up a lot of the same immigration proposals as Donald Trump.
In his remarks, Clinton touts enhanced border security measures and a crackdown on businesses hiring illegal immigrants.
But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.
Judge Alex Ferrer said on Fox and Friends (watch above) that the statements sound "almost identical" to what Trump is calling for.
"This is huge for Donald Trump," said Ferrer, arguing that the country has changed in the last two decades and Democrats now use the issue to stir up their base.
Ferrer said the one key difference would be that Clinton never called for deporting the millions of illegals already in the country, as Trump has done.
Later in the show, Steve Doocy went around the streets of Manhattan to see if people could differentiate Clinton's remarks from Trump's...
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