TRUMP INSIDERS EXPLAIN TRUMP’S DECISION TO REACH OUT TO MINORITIES AND SLIGHTLY SOFTEN HIS IMMIGRATION STANCE.
Donald Trump detailed a ten-point plan on immigration tonight. In doing so, he said African, and Latino workers are being shut out of the workforce “so unfairly” and Clinton has been in power in one form or another, and has done nothing to help these people. “We wouldn’t put our national economy on auto-pilot, why would we do it for immigration,” he added.
Trump resolved anyone here in the country now illegally will have one route only, to return to their country and apply to come into our country legally. “You cannot become a citizen of the U.S. by illegally entering our country. Those days are over,” Trump said.
NEW YORK TIME’S REACTION TO SPEECH
The New York Times provided live analysis of Trump’s speech. A sampling of their comments by staff writers Adam Nagourney, Maggie Haberman and Adam Rappeport are as follows.Adam NagourneyLos Angeles Bureau Chief
10:52 PM ET
Maggie: I don’t think Trump gained a single new vote with this speech. And he had an opportunity.
10:52 PM ET
But you’ll notice he made a mention of African-Americans and helping them.
10:46 PM ET
This is one of the nastiest, harshest elections I’ve ever covered.
10:46 PM ET
Well, that was a fiery speech.
10:45 PM ET
Trump, consistent in one regard, ends his event with “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones.
TRUMP INSIDERS REVEAL HIS STRATEGY RELATING TO A SOFTER IMMIGRATION POLICY AND REACHING OUT TO MINORITIES
The consensus is that Trump likely increased his base with some undecided voters. Trump’s softer tone is embraced by most of his existing base according to a FOX News poll. Trump insiders say that the goal, when Trump is reaching out to African Americans and Latinos is not to garner a large percentage of these voters, but rather to soften undecided voters who are comparing the two candidates. A secondary goal is to tamp down the anger of minorities thereby reducing the likelihood of a massive minority voter turnout based mostly anger. The Trump camp feels that Clinton has unlikely to motivate minorities to the extent that Obama did in his two elections, and they do not want an angry minority sector to pick up her slack.