On his show Wednesday, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that President-elect Donald Trump has “now walked back his positon on immigration.”
“Some of his instincts are excellent. Some of his instincts are quite poor,” Mark Levin concluded about President-elect Donald Trump. “He’s now walked back his position on immigration. They can spin it any way they want.”
Levin was responding to comments Trump made on Tuesday in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he said there were going to be immigrants coming into the country legally by the “hundreds of thousands.”
A full transcript of Levin’s comments can be viewed below:
Levin: “What I’ve concluded is Donald Trump’s going to be a very mixed bag, a very mixed bag. Some of his instincts are excellent. Some of his instincts are quite poor.
“He’s now walked back his position on immigration. They can spin it any way they want. His positon on immigration is much, much closer to Lindsey Graham’s than it is to any of ours.
“They’re trying to package it a different way, but facts are facts. Facts are facts.
“Now, yesterday, yesterday, he gave a speech Fayetteville, North Carolina, and he said a lot of wonderful things. No more illegal immigration. You know? People who violate their visas have to be dealt with. That’s all good, but he said something else.
“Cut two, go.”
Trump: “We’re going to stop people from coming into our country illegally, but we’re going to have people come into our country, and they’re going to come in by the thousands and the hundreds of thousands. But they are going to come in, they are going to come in legally, right?”
Levin: “That’s fine. That’s fine, but the debate isn’t just about illegal immigration. It’s also about the level of legal immigration.
“This is an issue we’ve been discussing on this program for a decade and a half. The issue is not just illegal immigration. It’s legal immigration. And he made it clear they’re going to be coming in by the hundreds of thousands, legally – hundreds of thousands, legally.
“Why? Why? Are we never going to have a respite? Our history is a history of immigration and periods of assimilation, and periods of assimilation.
“Now, if you’re going to stand up for the workers of America, and the unions of America, and the people of America, don’t we need a period, ladies and gentlemen, where not only we’re preventing the importation of illegal foreigners but also we’re saying enough is enough. We need a breather. We need to assimilate.
“I thought that was his position. It’s certainly been our position, hasn’t it?
“But we’re also supposed to overlook it. But I don’t want to overlook it. I don’t want overlook that. I don’t want to overlook climate change. I don’t want to overlook it.
“Because it’s no better if it’s done under a Republican or a Republican congress or under a Democrat and a Democrat congress. The consequences are the same, aren’t they?”