Donald Trump said during Wednesday’s debate that he will rid the country of “bad hombres.”
“One of my first acts will be to get all the drug lords — we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out,” Trump said. “We’re going to get them out. We’re going to secure the border. And once the border is secured, at a later date, we’ll make determination as to the rest. We have some bad hombres and we’re going to get them out.”
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Trump was responding to moderator Chris Wallace’s question asking him to justify his position on immigration. Trump criticized Clinton’s support for “amnesty” and “open borders” and said drugs are pouring into the U.S.
“We have to have strong borders,” Trump said. “We have to keep the drugs out of our country. We’re getting the drugs, they’re getting the cash. We need strong borders. We need absolute, we cannot give amnesty.”
Trump then reiterated his pledge to build a wall on the border, but he did not specify who would pay for it.
Trump also repeated the false claim that he had been endorsed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal agency that doesn’t get involved in elections. Trump was endorsed by the union of ICE employees.