Clinton Frequently Attacks Trump for Wanting to Build a Wall and Deport Illegal Immigrants — but Listen to What She Said in 2006

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly criticized Donald Trump for saying that he wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but a 2006 video by then-Sen. Clinton seems to suggest she agreed with Trump at one time.

From left, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  (AP Photos/Charlie Neibergall)
AP Photos/Charlie Neibergall

“The Mexican government’s policies are pushing migration north,” Clinton told the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., 10 years ago. “There isn’t any sensible approach, besides what we need to do simultaneously: secure our borders with technology, personnel, physical barriers, if necessary, in some places.”

The proposal seems to contradict Clinton’s oft-repeated 2016 campaign statement that the U.S. shouldn’t be building walls, but bridges. Clinton has also gone after Trump’s proposal to deport illegal immigrants out of the U.S., but in the same 2006 speech, Clinton said she was open to deporting those who have committed crimes.

“If they’ve committed transgressions, they should be obviously deported,” she stated.

Here’s the full video, with context. Relevant portion begins around the 50:00 mark:

(H/T: AllenBWest.com)

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