Donald Trump sparked some controversy this week when he announced the latest addition to his grandiose immigration policies. For Trump, building that huge-ass wall and doing away with birth right citizenship isn’t enough. His plan, which he says is modeled on the Eisenhower-era bracero program, would entail utilizing a large military-style police body to forcibly deport all the illegal aliens in the United States. And even Bill O’Reilly of Faux News thinks The Donald is full of sh*t on this one.
In a Wednesday night appearance on O’Reilly’s show, Bill turned civics teacher and attempted to school little Donnie. O’Reilly stated that Trump using the bracero program, aka Operation Wetback, as a model for his immigration plan was “extremely flawed.”
That was brutal what they did to those people to kick them back. The stuff they did was really brutal; it could never happen today.
I’ve heard it both ways. I’ve heard goods reports and I’ve heard bad reports. We would do it in a very humane way.
He heard good things about Operation Wetback? I guess he didn’t hear about the incarcerations, beatings, head-shavings and actual U.S. citizens who were shipped to Mexico when they couldn’t provide documentation. Oh, did Trump maybe not hear about the 88 workers who were just dumped in the desert who died in the 112-degree heat?
O’Reilly, who obviously did his research, continued:
I back you on the wall. But I also don’t think you could deport these people because the federal courts would stop you. They would say that each person has to have due process. So in the year 2050 you’d finally get around to it.
Not to be swayed by a little thing called facts, Trump blustered:
They’re here illegally. Bill, people are here illegally.
Well that makes all the difference.
Take some time to watch the entire 9-minute segment. Watching Bill O’Reilly tell Donald Trump he’s wrong is rather enjoyable.
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