Donald Trump: Wall Will Have “Fence Segments,” 2-3 Million To Be Deported Or Jailed Quickly

Lisa de Moraes
Deadline

The wall that launched Donald Trump’s successful bid for the White House may have some “fence segments,” the president-elect says in an interview airing tonight on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

“Are you really going to build a wall?” Lesley Stahl asked, noting “they are talking about a fence in the Republican Congress” and asking “would you accept a fence?”

“For certain areas I would, but certain areas a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this. It’s called construction,” he explained.

He also told Stahl he plans to deport or incarcerate criminals who are undocumented immigrants – he estimated they number between 2 and 3 million – after which he’ll look at the others and determine who stays and who goes.

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. We’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally. After the border is secure, and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that they’re talking about who are terrific people, they’re terrific people but we are going to make a determination at that.”

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