Donald Trump’s deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses

By: | Published: August 30, 2016 2:40 PM

Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign.

Trump has appeared to wrestle with his controversial pledge to expel everyone living in the US illegally with the help of a 'deportation force.' (Reuters)Trump has appeared to wrestle with his controversial pledge to expel everyone living in the US illegally with the help of a ‘deportation force.’ (Reuters)

Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn’t care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign.

Trump has appeared to wrestle with his controversial pledge to expel everyone living in the US illegally with the help of a ‘deportation force.’

The GOP nominee polled an audience last week on the fate of an estimated 11 million people. It was a stunning display of indecision from a candidate who has asked voters to put enormous faith in his gut instincts.

Trump is now planning a major speech on immigration Wednesday. Supporters are hoping for a strong, decisive showing. But the episode underscores how little time his campaign has invested in outlining how he would accomplish his goals as president.

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