Trump's View on Deportations 'to Be Determined'

But campaign manager Conway disputes he's changing positions
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2016 4:42 PM CDT
Trump 's View on Deportations 'to Be Determined'
Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager for Donald Trump.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Is Donald Trump softening a bit on immigration? Pressed on the issue Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway used the phrase "to be determined" in regard to Trump's plans for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. Trump has previously vowed to put mass deportations into place as president, notes CNN, but there now appears to be gray area on the issue. Conway's remarks came after Trump met with his Hispanic advisory council on Saturday and told them he's open to a "humane and efficient" manner for dealing with the undocumented, per BuzzFeed. On Sunday, Conway disputed BuzzFeed's characterization of the meeting as Trump changing position. What he said in the meeting "varied little from what he has said publicly," she said. "What he supports is to make sure we enforce the law, that we are respectful of those Americans who are looking for jobs, and that we are fair and humane to those who live among us." More details on his plan will emerge "as the weeks unfold."

Other news show coverage:

  • On ABC's This Week, Conway said Trump shouldn't release his tax returns until an IRS audit is complete, a reversal from comments she made in April. Her explanation Sunday: "I've learned since being on the inside that this audit is a serious matter and that he has said that when the audit is complete, he will release his tax returns." The Washington Post.
  • On the same show, when pressed about her previous criticism of Trump's combative style, she stated flatly, "He doesn't hurl personal insults." But in February, she asked of Trump, "Do I want somebody who hurls personal insults?" See the Hill.
  • Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News Sunday and accused the media of ignoring concerns about Hillary Clinton's health. The media, he said, “fails to point out several signs of illness by her. All you’ve got to do is go online.” The Huffington Post.
  • Green Party nominee rejected the idea that a vote for her would help Trump, calling that the "politics of fear." More at Politico.
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