Donald Trump doubles down on the wall and deportations

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Donald Trump performed a political pivot yesterday afternoon in Mexico — away from the familiar populist rhetoric of his campaign. After meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, he sounded more like a diplomat. "I was straight forward in presenting my views on the impacts of current trade and immigration policies on the United States."

But, back at a rally in Arizona just hours later, Trump pivoted back in the other direction. "On Day One we will begin working on an impenetrable, tall, powerful, southern border wall… zero tolerance for criminal aliens, zero, zero!"

Ron Brownstein is Senior Editor at the Atlantic and a student of the nuances of the Trump campaign.




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