Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter—who are still things, for some reason—are displeased with Donald Trump’s recent waffling on the issue of what to do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
In an interview with Fox News’ Eric Bolling last night, Palin expressed her discontent with Donald Trump’s “softening” position on immigration.
“Candidate Trump didn’t garner a lot of enthusiastic support by being soft on anything,” Palin said, “but by having a still spine and doing what he knows a majority of Americans want, and that is to put a stop to illegal immigration.”
Palin warned Trump to hold fast to his original position that deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants would make America safer: “Softening on the position of illegal immigration isn’t going to win over any supporters,” she said.
“It sounds as if some campaign consultant has slipped into his campaign,” Coulter said. “And I don’t think he should have been hiring Rubio’s speechwriter for his interview with you giving all these ridiculous talking points for amnesty.”
Trump appears to have gotten the message. Just a few clicks of the remote away from Palin’s interview on Fox News, Trump was giving an interview CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 in which he appeared to backtrack—again!—on his immigration stance.
Talking about his earlier claim that he was “softening” his immigration stance Trump told Cooper, “I don’t think it’s a softening. I’ve had people say it’s a hardening, actually.”
When pressed on whether or not he was supporting a path to legalization as he previously indicated Trump told Cooper, “No, there is no path to legalization unless people leave the country.”