Election ’16: Donald Trump’s opponents are demanding he give the New York Times permission to release his off-the-record remarks on what he would really do on immigration. Like the Nixon tapes, the public must hear it.
As BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith reported last week, the New York Times has an audio recording of Trump speaking to its editorial board on Jan. 5, an off-the-record portion of which features him admitting that the famed dealmaker intends to break his promise to deport 11 million illegal aliens.
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Times columnist Gail Collins, who attended, wrote a week ago Saturday that Trump “just doesn’t believe in positions, except the ones you adopt for strategic purposes when you’re making a deal. So you obviously can’t explain how you’re going to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, because it’s going to be the first bid in some future monster negotiation session.” And her inside knowledge of Trump’s own candid words behind closed doors may be behind her analysis.
As Smith asks, “Did he abandon a core promise of his campaign in a private conversation with liberal power brokers in New York?”Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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