A recent interview with presidential Republican candidate Scott Walker has the world asking: Is Scott Walker the real genius behind the wall at the Mexican border? If this is true, it means that Donald Trump has been piggybacking off of another presidential candidate’s stance, but presenting it much better.
The Donald finally released a concrete policy plan for immigration reform Sunday. The plan basically aims to significantly increase border security, enact widespread deportation, and end birthright citizenship. In the press conference held Sunday morning to discuss his plan, Trump told the press as follows.
“Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards — of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options].”
This harsh plan echoes the sentiment of millions of Americans who are for harsher immigration reform, including Scott Walker, who says he has expressed the same views about the issue. He told Fox and Friends the following on Monday.
“It’s similar to what I brought up about four or five months ago. Earlier in the year, I was on Fox News Sunday and laid out what I think we should do, which is to secure the border, build the wall, have the technology, have the personnel to make sure it’s safe and secure, enforce the law … and make sure people are here legally. I don’t believe in amnesty.”
It’s a little surprising that the two candidates have such similar views on the subject, since they don’t have much else in common. Trump has been known to attack Walker on several issues, including the current economic and physical state of Wisconsin. Furthermore, Trump has found more support in the state of Iowa than Walker, even though Walker expected to have the high ground in that neighboring state.
In an attempt to regain his standing in the state, Walker paid a visit to the Iowa State Fair on Monday. He stood on his soapbox and criticized the current Republicans in office for failing to repeal such acts as Obamacare. The rest of the day he spent working the crowds, talking to Iowa citizens and seeking to gain their approval.
As it stands now, Trump has the lead on Iowa with 22 percent approval, followed by Carson with 14 percent, and finally Walker at just nine percent. Scott Walker is going to have to up his game if he wants to take down the likes of Donald Trump.
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