If anyone thought President-elect Donald Trump was going to walk back his pre-election promises like the wall, think again.
Trump appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes in his first television interview since winning the US election, to discuss his plans for the United States.
When asked if he was really going to build a wall, Trump said, “Yes.”
60 Minutes Host Leslie Stahl asked if he would accept a fence.
“For certain areas I would, but for certain areas a wall is more appropriate.”
“I’m very good at this, it’s called construction, it’s what I do.”
Trump promised to deport or incarcerate “probably two million,” or even three million “criminal” illegal immigrants, once he enters the White House.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”
“But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
Trump notes that once the border is secure, and “everything gets normalized,” then immigration can look at other illegal immigrants, “who are terrific people” to make a determination who stays and who goes.
“But before we make that determination…it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.”