MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Donald Trump’s immigration plan is getting backlash from some of his strongest Latino supporters.
On the day after he promised to enforce the law and deport immigrant lawbreakers, Trump sent new mixed messages.
“This is just the start of a very tough, detailed negotiation. I mean, this is no different from any deal,” said Trump.
Trump said Thursday his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto would eventually result in Mexico paying for Trump’s border wall.
“He said I’m not paying for the wall. I say you’re paying for the wall and we’ll see what happens,” said Trump.
The problem is that immediately after Wednesday’s meeting, Trump claimed the payment issue never came up and yet his host emphasized on Twitter what he said he told the candidate to his face: “Mexico would never pay for a wall.”
“Mexico will pay for the wall,” said Trump during a rally in Arizona the same day.
The proposal is central to the immigration plan Trump laid out in Phoenix Wednesday night, including a stark warning to undocumented U.S. residents.
“Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation,” said Trump during the Arizona rally.
Trump’s tough tone angered Hispanic supporters.
“We heard a populist propaganda con-artist and I’m done with it,” said Jacob Monty, a Former member of the Trump National Hispanic Advisory Council while on MSNBC Thursday night.
Several members of his Hispanic advisory council took his rhetoric as a cue to quit. One reportedly wrote to the Republican National Committee that Trump’s council is a “scam” formed “simply for optics.”
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