“But there are some areas that the federal government must address directly and strongly. One of these is the problem of illegal immigration. After years and years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen protection on our borders.”
“We are increasing border controls by 50%; 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.”
“Let me be clear: we are still a nation of immigrants; we honor all those immigrants who are working hard to become new citizens. But we are also a nation of laws.”
Donald Trump in 2018? Nope. Those quotes are from Bill Clinton in 1996, at the State of the Union address:
I don’t hear anybody calling Slick Willie a racist. I wonder why?
(Probably because Clinton’s border-enforcement efforts proved to be just as toothless as those of his predecessors…and most of his successors.)