Donald Trump’s comments in his presidential announcement speech calling Mexican immigrants who come across the border illegally “rapists,” has drawn plenty of condemnation from his fellow 2016 candidates, but has also revealed a schism in the GOP. Amid the condemnation, a few Republicans are saying he was right to focus on the negative consequences of illegal immigration even if they didn’t endorse the way he did it.
While Cruz acknowledged that Trump’s way of speaking is “colorful” and “not the way I speak,” he said he wouldn’t “engage in the media game of throwing rocks and attacking other Republicans.”
Now Ben Carson has joined in and defends Trump stating, “It will be interesting to see what their reaction is to the shooting in San Francisco,” Carson said in reference to the murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.
Carson said Trump’s words shouldn’t be the focus of the conversation, according to The Daily Caller.
“What we really need to be talking about is how do we take care of our illegal immigration problem,” he said. “I’ve talked about that extensively. And the key thing is we have to secure all our borders—north, south, east and west.”
“And it doesn’t have to be a fence or wall,” Carson added. “That’s stupid. We have all kinds of electronic surveillance devices, drones, not to mention people. So we can do it. And then turn off the spigot that dispenses all the things that they are coming here to get. Then there won’t be any reason for them to do it.”
“I mean that’s pretty simple, and straightforward,” he said. “And I think everybody knows that. That’s there’s the ability to do it, there’s not the will to do it. It’s too juicy a political football.”
Of course, if that means addressing a problem that should have been handled long ago, it’s probably just a lot easier to talk about Donald Trump.
Wouldn’t TRUMP AND CARSON, be a wild ticket for the next election. Dang would love to see that…
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H/T: The Daily Caller