D. Trump, T-GOP candidate for preznit of the U.S. of A. said he'd implement the same program President Dwight Eisenhower used to solve the illegal immigrant problem:
"Trump invoked historical precedent: 'Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower. Good president. Great president. People liked him. I liked him. I Like Ike, right? The expression, 'I like Ike.' Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country. Moved them just beyond the border, they came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn't like it. Moved 'em waaaay south, they never came back. Dwight Eisenhower. You don't get nicer, you don't get friendlier. They moved 1.5 million people out. We have no choice. We. Have. No. Choice.' "
For those of you who are not familiar with "Operation Wet Back:"
"The Eisenhower program Trump was referring to, if not by name, was called "Operation Wetback." Implemented by President Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s, the program was frighteningly simple: round up undocumented immigrants and drop them off in Mexico by the busload. The more obscure the location, the better. Dozens of the operation's deportees died. The program was initiated by then-Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr., who ordered his officers to shoot "wetbacks" trying to enter America.
Ultimately, it wasn't even as successful as Trump claims: Some researchers consider the 1.5 million-deported figure to be highly exaggerated.
White Supremacists picked up on the Trump's suggestion immediately:
On the minimum wage issue:
Neil Cavuto asked Donald Trump if he was sympathetic to workers around the country who were demanding that the federal wage floor be more than doubled. "I can't be, Neil," Trump responded.
"The reason I can't be is we are a country that's being beaten on every front, economically, militarily. There is nothing we do now to win."
Those lines are consistent with Trump's running stump speech on American demise, but then the front-runner took a curious turn. In explaining his aversion to a minimum wage hike, Trump asserted that "our wages are too high." Not many Americans would agree with the billionaire business mogul on that front.
"Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio all said they opposed raising the minimum wage. But an August McClatchy-Marist poll found 68 percent of Americans in favor of raising the national minimum wage, while 29 percent were opposed.
Big majorities of Democrats (92 percent) and independents (65 percent) also supported a wage hike, while 56 percent of Republicans were opposed.
Those numbers are quite similar to other polls in recent years. The parties positions appear to have sunk in with the public. By 49 to 33 percent, more people in a 2014 Washington Post-ABC News poll said Democrats are closer to their position than Republicans on “whether to raise the minimum wage.”
Trump hopes to be the next POTUS by supporting another "Operation Wet Back" and keeping the minimum wage lower than other advanced western countries, because workers in low-paying jobs are making too much money.
That'll win him the Hispanic vote and the working-class vote. Riiiiiiight. Because nothing says "class warfare" like a billionaire loud-mouth telling poor people they make too much money.