Ross: May the deportation force be with you, Trump
On MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski was determined to get Donald Trump to spell out exactly how he’d deport 11 million undocumented immigrants as president.
“And how exactly would you send these people back home? Physically how?” she asked.
I’ve calculated that if 11 million people were, loaded into ordinary commuter rail cars, the train would be more than 1,500 miles long, and stretch from the Mexican border to Minneapolis. But Trump didn’t answer the question so Mika asked again.
“Tell me the how. Are you going to have a massive deportation force?” she asked.
“You’re going to have a deportation force and you’re going to do it humanely and you’re going to bring the country … and frankly, the people, because you have some excellent wonderful people. Some fantastic people that have been here for a long period of time,” Trump explained.
A deportation force, which means government officials forcibly removing people from their homes.
“We’re going to run it properly,” Trump said.
“So people will face ramifications if they don’t leave? How will you pay for this?” Brzezinski asked.
“They’re going back where they came. If they came from a certain country, they’re going to be brought back to that country,” Trump said.
So let’s see if I understand this. A government agent will arrive at the home of an excellent wonderful, but illegal person, knock on the door, and say “You’re coming with us.” And the wonderful fantastic person will say, “You’re right, I deserve to be deported, take me away.” And then the government agent will say, “Where do you come from?” And the wonderful person will name some impoverished Mexican village, and then he will wave goodbye to his house, his wonderful wife, his fantastic job, and his excellent kids, and walk quietly into the black van.
And government agents will potentially do this 11 million times in a nation with a Second Amendment.
“I love the Second Amendment,” Trump has said proudly in the past.
This could be interesting.
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