It seems like Donald Trump decided to temper his tone regarding immigration policy. His softer comments from Monday’s speech consisted of a ”really fair approach” for the millions of undocumented immigrants now in the country. A big shift after months of promises to ”build a wall” and ”let the Mexicans pay for it.”
When Fox News asked Trump if he was ‘flip-flopping’ on his immigration policy, he insisted he still means to have a strict policy. ”We want to come up with a really fair, but firm, answer,” Trump said. ”It has to be firm. But we want to come up with something fair.”
Essentially, Trump would do what Obama is doing right now, but ”perhaps with a lot more energy.”
The softer comments come after numerous speech cancellations on Trumps side. He was expected to give a big speech on immigration in Arizona, but it was moved to Colorado and planned for upcoming Thursday on August 25th. On Monday, the campaign cancelled the speech. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said the schedule change was made to give Trump more time to formulate his positions on the issue.
Recent polls have shown that Trump is falling behind Hillary Clinton, and this softer approach could be an attempt to win back voters he scared away with his earlier comments.