Election HQ NY Chairman Hits ‘Sour Grapes’ Jeb Bush, Defends Trump on Immigration
Critics recently accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of waffling on his otherwise hardline anti-illegal-immigration platform.
Some have characterized his comments—chiefly that he would not deport all illegal immigrants--during a recent Hannity town hall as a “softening” of his stance.
On America’s Election HQ, New York City Councilman Joe Borelli of Staten Island objected to the claims, and criticized Trump’s detractors including former rival Jeb Bush.
Bush called the shift “disturbing” and said he “sounds like a typical politician…[who] says one thing and then says something else to another crowd that may want to hear a different view.”
Borelli, Trump’s New York State campaign co-chair, called Bush’s criticism “sour grapes for losing” and defended his candidate:
“Several things about Donald Trump’s campaign haven’t changed—it’s still ‘build a wall’, ‘no amnesty’ and ‘no pathway to citizenship,” he told Shannon Bream.
“A pathway to citizenship was something Jeb Bush supported but not Donald Trump,” Borelli added, “There has been absolutely no inconsistent message coming from the Trump campaign.”
“Trump has consistently said that we have to deport the people…who have been convicted of committing crimes, and then go from there. That’s not inconsistent.”
“Hillary Clinton wants an amnesty program within the first 100 days,” Borelli said.
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