Bill Clinton Sounded Like Trump On Illegal Immigration In 1996 [VIDEO]

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Steve Guest Media Reporter
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In 1996, Bill Clinton said a lot of what Donald Trump is currently saying about illegal immigration.

A video compiled by Numbers USA, a group that opposes large-scale immigration, compares Clinton’s comments during the 1996 State of the Union speech with Trump’s campaign rhetoric.

Bill Clinton: One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration.

Donald Trump: We have to stop the in-flow of illegals coming into our country.

Clinton: This administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders.

Trump: We will build a wall, it will do what it’s supposed to do, keep illegal immigrants out.

Clinton: We are increasing border controls by 50 percent.

Trump: We’re going to have a border, it’s going to be a real border… We have a country, we have to have borders

Clinton: We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants and tonight I announce I will sign an Executive Order to deny Federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.

Trump: You can be very, very strong. It can be a huge financial penalty, it can be beyond a financial penalty. You can do that with E-Verify. I’m for it.

Clinton: We should honor every legal immigrant here working hard to be a good citizen but we are also a nation of laws.

Trump: We have a country. We have to have laws. We either have a country or we don’t.


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