In a trip to Iowa on Saturday to speak at the Family Leadership Summit, Donald Trump warned that the immigration bill could be a “death wish” for the GOP.
The summit was held on the Iowa State University campus.
The immigration bill, which passed in the Senate and has an uncertain future in the House, could lead to votes for more Democrats than Republicans in upcoming elections, according to Trump.
Referring to undocumented immigrants who will be able to earn the right to vote if the bill is passed, Trump said that most of them would vote Democrat.
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Trump has urged House Republicans to do "the right thing," but to be careful and methodical.
When asked what immigration reforms he might back, he declined to answer.
"I will say this, you have to form a very, very strong barrier from people just flowing in like candy,” Trump said. “We either have a country, or we don't have a country.”
During the summit, Trump also encouraged Republicans to pick the right candidate for the 2016 presidential election, warning party members that Hilary Clinton would be tougher to beat than Barack Obama.
“Republicans are going to get drubbed in the 2016 election,” Trump warned, if the wrong candidate is selected. “That’s not going to be a good thing.”