Jessie Hellmann, The Hill, June 25, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appeared to soften his tone on immigration Saturday, saying he wouldn’t issue mass deportations if he became president.
“President Obama has mass deported vast numbers of people–the most ever, and it’s never reported. I think people are going to find that I have not only the best policies, but I will have the biggest heart of anybody,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics Saturday.
Pressed on whether he would issue mass deportations, as he has called for in the past, Trump said, “No, I would not call it mass deportations.
“We are going to get rid of a lot of bad dudes who are here. That I can tell you,” Trump said.