Again, immigration reform is fine—but don’t rush to give away our country. That’s what’s happening!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2013
Amnesty is suicide for Republicans.Not one of those 12 million who broke our laws will vote Republican.Obama is laughing at @GOP.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2013
announced he was running for president in a speech about "Mexican rapists," pledging to deport illegal aliens and build a wall.That speech was the biggest one-address bombshell since Sen. Joe McCarthy waved the list of 57 (not 206) Communists at the Wheeling, West Virginia, Lincoln Day Dinner in 1950. McCarthy bought this country another half-century of survival, and that's exactly what Trump is doing right now.Can you remember a single speech from any of the other candidates? Quick: Within five, how many Republicans are still running for president?Since that speech, I've felt like I'm dreaming. The networks are suddenly bristling with discussions of all the topics previously banned from television (unless I sneaked it in during a segment on ISIS). Manifestly, the voters are solidly with Trump. No wonder the networks never allowed immigration to be discussed.Trump didn't propose a "virtual" wall, something "better than" a wall, a "high-tech" wall or any of the usual deflections that mean: open borders. He said he'd build a wall. The more his Republican opponents claimed it couldn't be done, the more details Trump gave about the wall's precise specifications.When Trump first started talking about anchor babies, the entire media needed smelling salts, leading to this exchange with ABC's Tom Llamas:
Now AP is banning the term "illegal immigrants" What should we call them? 'Americans'?! This country's political press is amazing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2013
LLAMAS: That's an offensive term. People find that hurtful.TRUMP: You mean it's not politically correct and yet everybody uses it.LLAMAS: Look it up in the dictionary, it's offensive.TRUMP: I'll use the word anchor baby. Excuse me, I'll use the word anchor baby.Now, everybody says "anchor baby." It turns out that if Republicans don't immediately go prostrate and apologize for failing to adhere to the Nation magazine's stylebook, the word police don't have a "Plan B."After San Bernardino, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, and the media reacted as if he'd flown two planes into the World Trade Center. He didn't budge. It turned out that no one who is not a sanctimonious douche was offended.Trump keeps saying these things—and he's not exactly getting kudos from the media. (Except on my webpage, where he's a huge hit!) He's never backed down. I'm beginning to think he believes what he says. Maybe it's time to stop believing what the "conservative" media says.COPYRIGHT 2015 ANN COULTERDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICKAnn Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is the author of ELEVEN New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.Her book, ¡Adios America! The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hell Hole, was released on June 1, 2015.