“Washington, D.C. – It didn’t take long for Donald Trump’s surging presidential campaign to drag his fellow Republican rivals further to the right. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Monday that his immigration proposals were “very similar” to those of the real estate magnate, who over the weekend released a tough new plan exclusively focused on enforcement and cracking down on unauthorized immigrants. Walker said that he, too, wanted to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, which is one of Trump’s most controversial proposals.
““Earlier in the year, I was on ‘Fox News Sunday’ and laid out what I thought we should do, which is secure the border, which means build the wall, have the technology, have the personnel to make sure it’s safe and secure,” Walker said in an interview with Fox News. The governor and presidential contender was referring to a March interview in which he did not mention a wall, but discussed the need to crack down on illegal immigration more generally.
However, while some of the Republican presidential contenders are clearly shifting their policies and general viewpoints following Trump’s lead, the magnate himself keeps going above and beyond when it comes to his plans for presidency, as well as comments about those plans.
Whether it is because his tough rhetoric has made him the leading (most popular) Republican presidential candidate, or because he actually means what he says, but Trump has recently made an even bolder and again hard-to-believe claim that, judging by recent polls, promises to launch him even further away from the No.2 candidate on the Republican list.
Namely, speaking exclusively to Newslo on Sunday, Trump suggested that a wall on the Israel-Iran border “might not be such a bad idea,” considering how much “good” the proposal to do the same on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought him and will, more importantly, “continue to bring to America once it’s built.”
“It makes perfect sense,” Trump said. “Just take a look at how Americans have changed their minds; all they needed was someone with a firm hand and iron b*lls. Who’s to say that the same won’t work for Israel and Iran? True, their issues go a bit beyond illegal immigration, but if a particular solution proves successful on one problem, it makes perfect sense to apply it to another.”
The real-estate mogul added, “And the best part is – there’s a desert over there. That thing would cure instantly, which means it could be built in probably half the time than the one between U.S. and Mexico. I say we go for it right away, everybody knows that the early bird catches the worm.”