Trump Claims He'll Round Up 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants in a "Very Humane" Way

Trump Claims He'll Round Up 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants in a "Very Humane" Way
Source: AP
Source: AP

How exactly does Donald Trump plan on following through with his campaign promise to deport every one of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States?

With class, is how.

"We're rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way," Trump said in an interview with CBS News' 60 Minutes on Sunday. This would happen, he said, in tandem with the construction of a very cheap but opulent border wall with Mexico.

Ever the straight talker, Trump conceded that the process might not sound "nice," but that "not everything is nice." Pelley, who doubles as the anchor of CBS Evening News, didn't quite buy it.

Pelley continued his education of the Republican presidential frontrunner, questioning Trump's suggestions that he could take these actions — mass deportations, to start — without any support from, or, in many cases, against the will of federal, judicial and legislative bodies: 

Pelley: "The constitution is going to tell you no."
Trump: "We'll see."
Pelley: "The Congress is going to tell you no."
Trump: "We'll see."
Pelley: "The Supreme Court is gonna tell you no."
Trump: "Well, we'll see."

Trump announced his entry into the GOP primary by declaring at a June 16 press conference in New York that immigrants from Mexico are "bringing drugs" and "bringing crime." 

"They're rapists," he said. "And some, I assume, are good people."

For the past three and a half months, he has continued on in this dizzying vein, shooting to the top of the early state and national primary opinion polls. Though his numbers and lead have diminished over the last few weeks, Trump remains the choice of a plurality of likely Republican voters.

Watch Trump's full interview with 60 Minutes here, via CBS News:

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Gregory Krieg

Greg Krieg is a senior staff writer at Mic, covering politics. He is based in New York and can be reached at greg@mic.com.

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