I find it very interesting that Donald Trump has rocketed to the top of the polls, especially since he is doing it on the issue of immigration.
It appears those supporting Trump don't know much about his history. Glenn Beck has been trying to get the truth out. On his show the other day, he played a clip of Trump endorsing a path to citizenship. Skip ahead to the 12 minute mark.
Additionally, others have pointed out Trump's comments concerning Mitt Romney's immigration policies. As Trump told Newsmax:
The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax.
Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says.
“Republicans didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians,” the billionaire developer says.
“The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it,” Trump says. “They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind.”
Romney’s solution of “self deportation” for illegal aliens made no sense and suggested that Republicans do not care about Hispanics in general, Trump says.
“He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal,” Trump says. “It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote,” Trump notes. “He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”
The GOP has to develop a comprehensive policy “to take care of this incredible problem that we have with respect to immigration, with respect to people wanting to be wonderful productive citizens of this country,” Trump says.
Trump's flip-flopping on immigration may come back to haunt him, since it is the primary reason he is making waves. American voters are looking for a non-politician, but Trump displays the same qualities as one, despite never holding office.