Donald Trump’s senior campaign advisor, Boris Epshteyn, went on CNN on Sunday to defend the Republican presidential nominee’s immigration stance and insisted that he wanted to “make sure America stays America.”
“The key is to contrast what Donald Trump is saying to what Hillary Clinton is saying,” Epshteyn told CNN host Fredricka Whitfield. “[Clinton] wants to have amnesty, [she] wants to swing the borders wide open, have a 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees into this country, and get rid of America as we know it.”
Taryn Rosenkranz, a Democratic strategist, argued that the only consistency in the brash billionaire’s plan for immigration was “hate and divisiveness.”
Epshteyn claimed that the media was being unfair and only criticizing Trump on his immigration plans, to which Whitfield reminded him that it was Trump that built his campaign on fighting illegal immigration.
“The pressure should be on both sides!” Epshteyn insisted. “So we’ve been talking about what our policy is now. What is Hillary Clinton’s policy? It’s a 100-day amnesty plan. It’s a 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees. It’s making sure America is less safe now than it was when she became secretary of state. And going forward, it’s making sure we don’t have a country anymore.”
“Donald Trump will make sure America stays America,” he promised. “And Hillary Clinton’s plans will make sure we have illegal immigrants coming to this country at will.”