Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Nov. 11 he would create a "deportation force" to remove an estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, if he is elected president (video below).
MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Trump for specifics about his plan to deport millions of immigrants, reports The Washington Post.
“OK, conceptually, I understand what you're saying and what you’re describing, but still tell me the how," Brzezinski stated. "Are you going to have a massive deportation force?”
Trump grabbed onto Brzezinski's "deportation force" phrase in his answer:
"You’re going to have a deportation force. And your going to do it humanly. And you’re going to bring the country, and frankly, the people, because you have excellent, wonderful people. Some fantastic people that have been here for a long period of time.
"Don’t forget, Mika, that you have millions of people that are waiting on line to come into this country and they're waiting to come in legally.
"And I always say the wall. We’re going to build the wall, it’s going to be a real deal. It's going to be a real wall. There was a picture in one of the magazines where they had a wall this tall and they were taking drugs over the wall, they built a ramp over the wall and the truck was going up and down. They were using it like a highway.
"The wall is like a highway. And it’s not going to happen. It’s going to be a Trump wall. It going to be a real wall. It’s going to stop people and it’s going to be good."
The billionaire real estate and gambling mogul was criticized for his mass deportation idea by other candidates, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, during the Republican debate on Nov. 10, notes CNN.
"We all know you can't pick them up and ship them across, back across the border," Kasich stated. "It's a silly argument. It is not an adult argument. It makes no sense."
"You're lucky in Ohio that you struck oil," Trump fired back, reported People.
Bush claimed Trump's plan was "not possible."