Donald Trump said that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio “have been fighting about who’s weaker” on immigration.
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday’s “The Situation Room,” Trump said that Cruz “was in favor of amnesty” and that it wasn’t until recently that his Republican rival took his “idea for the wall” along the US/Mexico Border.
Responding to Blitzer asking Trump about Cruz’s immigration plan where the Texas senator now “says he’s not letting any of the immigrants come back to the United States,” The Donald said, “I think you should let them come back if they’re very good people. You let them come back legally. I want people to come back. You know, I’m building a wall, but I want people to come in.”
“I want immigrants to come in, but they have to come in legally,” Trump reiterated. “And I want a lot of people to come in. I want to have really smart people, really good people, really hard workers come back in. But they have to come in legally. ”
Cruz “was in favor of amnesty. Him and Marco Rubio have been fighting about who’s weaker,” Trump insisted. “Now all of a sudden — and I was watching Ted the other day. It was very interesting. He said, ‘And we must build a wall.’ And my wife said, ‘Darling, he just said build a wall.’ I’ve been saying it for five years.”
“So now he’s taking my idea for the wall. I’m glad he’s taking it,” Trump said. “I think it’s the right thing to do. The problem is. I’ll build the wall, it will be the right wall, these people, these politicians don’t know how to build walls, they don’t know how to build anything, but I’ll build a wall and have Mexico pay for the wall.”
“We’re going to have strong borders,” Trump insisted. “The Border Patrol people are fantastic. I got to know them very well, But we’re going to have a wall.”
Trump said that he doesn’t “blame” Cruz for wanting to build a wall.