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Did Cruz Accurately Predict Trump’s Position Change on Immigration?


"He will betray you on every issue across the board."

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has seemingly softened his strong immigration stance — and former presidential rival Ted Cruz predicted it all along.

Speaking during a press conference in May, the Texas senator slammed Trump as a "pathological liar" and "narcissist." But he also warned that Trump would change his mind on immigration.

"Donald Trump will betray his supporters on every issue. If you care about immigration, Donald is laughing at you," Cruz said then. "And he's telling the moneyed elites he doesn't believe what he's saying, he's not going to build a wall. That's what he told the New York Times."

"He will betray you on every issue across the board," he continued.

Cruz's Times reference was with regard to an off-the-record meeting Trump had with the publication in January. Leaked portions of that meeting suggested that the Manhattan billionaire would soften his immigration stance.

Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Trump has harped on creating and enforcing tough immigration laws, opposed amnesty for 11 million undocumented immigrations and pushed for the construction of a wall along America's southernmost border.

But now Trump appears to have changed his stance, telling Fox News' Sean Hannity that he could "work with" those who are in the country illegally and require them to pay back-taxes. He also hinted that there "could certainly be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people."

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