Donald Trump has warned that the United States faces another attack on the scale of 9/11 "if refugees are continually allowed into the country." Speaking on the National Border Patrol Council podcast this morning, the presidential candidate said "'Our country has enough difficulty right now without letting the Syrians pour in.'"
Trump has never been one to shy away from contentious issues, especially when it comes to immigration. His interview on The Green Line gave him the opportunity to vent about the country's immigration woes, writes CNN.
"'Bad things will happen; a lot of bad things will happen. There will be attacks that you wouldn't believe. There will be attacks by the people that are right now coming in to our country.'"Donald is a favorite among the border patrol guards; "the National Border Control agents' union made its first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate when it backed Trump in March." CNN reported that Donald Trump was picked by the union because he was "a break from 'the perfect Washington-approved tone.'"
"We need a person in the White House who doesn't fear the media, who doesn't embrace political correctness, who doesn't need the money, who is familiar with success, who won't bow to foreign dictators, who is pro-military and values law enforcement, and who is angry for America and NOT subservient to the interests of other nations. Donald Trump is such a man."
"'Mr. Trump will take on special interests and embrace the ideas of rank-and-file Border Patrol agents rather than listening to the management yes-men who say whatever they are programmed to say. This is a refreshing change that we have not seen before -- and may never see again.'"Trump approved of the endorsement, which can be seen as an approval of his immigration plans by the guys at the front line, as well as a "'total rejection of the corrupt politicians who have allowed transnational gangs and cartels to terrorize American communities.'"
However, some of Trump's famously hard-line policies might be softening up just a little bit, in time for the nomination. The fabled Mexican wall Donald promised looks like it's a no-go, and his wished-for "'total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States'" is now "'only a suggestion.'" Now that he is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, it might be a shock for Donald's supporters if his most loved -- and most hated -- opinions suddenly soften.
During the interview, which is primarily for border patrol employees, Donald said that he believes that ISIS will be behind the next big attack. And, they're already infiltrating the West -- through cellphones.
"'I mean you look at it, they [refugees] have cell phones. So they don't have money, they don't have anything. They have cell phones. Who pays their monthly charges, right? They have cell phones with the flags, the ISIS flags on them. And then we're supposed to say, 'Isn't this wonderful that we're taking them in?'"As noted by The Independent, Donald says that Hillary Clinton "wants the Syrians to pour into the country." With cellphones, presumably. It should be noted that once he has been formally nominated, Trump will have the benefit of an intelligence briefing from the Director of National Intelligence. It will be interesting to see what, if any, of Donald Trump's foreign policy plans are subsequently changed.
"'Border patrol people are incredible...they were just fantastic. If and when I'm elected I'm going to be relying very much on the professionalism of the border patrol to tell us what to do...I have your back, believe me.'"[Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images]