Trump accuses Cruz of supporting amnesty (as Trump used to)

In his latest unfounded attack on Ted Cruz, Donald Trump now accuses Cruz of supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, as Trump himself did for many years.

Ted Cruz tried to derail Marco Rubio's "Gang of 8" amnesty bill by altering the "path to citizenship" to mere legalization status, not because he supported legalization for illegals, but rather because he wanted to make the bill unpalatable to Democrats.

Senator Jeff Sessions, who was the lead opponent of this legislation, supports this interpretation, saying Cruz was "with him every step of the way on fighting the amnesty bill."  So agree Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, and most leading conservative voices.  So if if Donald Trump is right, all the leading voices of the conservative movement must be wrong.  At a certain point, you have to start wondering who is really a constitutional conservative and who is not.

Trump also repeated the false claim that he's been calling for a border wall for five years.  In fact, Ted Cruz was the one calling for it several years ago, not Donald Trump.  And if you look back four years, Trump was criticizing Mitt Romney's self-deportation plan for illegals, calling it "mean-spirited," and as recently as this past June was still calling for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.

In fact, by saying that he will deport illegals but invite a lot of them back in, Trump still effectively supports legalization for millions of illegal aliens in the United States.  Just listen to his own words:

I think we should let them come back if they are very good people, let them come back legally, I want them to come back. I'm building a wall but I want immigrants to come in... and I want a lot of people to come in.

Donald Trump loses credibility when he claims that Ted Cruz supports amnesty while he himself, for most of his adult life, has supported amnesty for illegal aliens.  It shows he will say anything to get elected.  It becomes particularly egregious when he accuses others of things that he himself is guilty of.

We need a true conservative to be elected president.  That isn't Donald Trump.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

 

In his latest unfounded attack on Ted Cruz, Donald Trump now accuses Cruz of supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, as Trump himself did for many years.

Ted Cruz tried to derail Marco Rubio's "Gang of 8" amnesty bill by altering the "path to citizenship" to mere legalization status, not because he supported legalization for illegals, but rather because he wanted to make the bill unpalatable to Democrats.

Senator Jeff Sessions, who was the lead opponent of this legislation, supports this interpretation, saying Cruz was "with him every step of the way on fighting the amnesty bill."  So agree Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, and most leading conservative voices.  So if if Donald Trump is right, all the leading voices of the conservative movement must be wrong.  At a certain point, you have to start wondering who is really a constitutional conservative and who is not.

Trump also repeated the false claim that he's been calling for a border wall for five years.  In fact, Ted Cruz was the one calling for it several years ago, not Donald Trump.  And if you look back four years, Trump was criticizing Mitt Romney's self-deportation plan for illegals, calling it "mean-spirited," and as recently as this past June was still calling for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.

In fact, by saying that he will deport illegals but invite a lot of them back in, Trump still effectively supports legalization for millions of illegal aliens in the United States.  Just listen to his own words:

I think we should let them come back if they are very good people, let them come back legally, I want them to come back. I'm building a wall but I want immigrants to come in... and I want a lot of people to come in.

Donald Trump loses credibility when he claims that Ted Cruz supports amnesty while he himself, for most of his adult life, has supported amnesty for illegal aliens.  It shows he will say anything to get elected.  It becomes particularly egregious when he accuses others of things that he himself is guilty of.

We need a true conservative to be elected president.  That isn't Donald Trump.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.