On immigration, the central issue of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Mike Pence tried to pull a fast one on voters and pretend that their plan didn’t involve a wall and deportation force.
Pence couldn’t defend Trump’s immigration plan, which would build a wasteful wall on the border and deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants, so he instead decided to lie about the Clinton plan.
Tim Kaine responded:
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[Trump and Pence] want to go house to house, school to school, business to business and kick out 16 million people. And I cannot believe that Gov. Pence would sit here and defend his running mate’s claim that we should create a deportation force so that they’ll all be gone.
Pence continued to deny and deflect when it came to questions about Trump’s unpopular and inhumane immigration proposal, but Kaine slammed the door shut in seven words: “You can just go to the tape.”
Nearly all polling indicates that Trump’s immigration proposal is deeply unpopular, which is likely why Pence worked so hard to deny its existence.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.