Donald Trump has been trying to change how he talks about his immigration positions without actually changing his immigration positions, and his own campaign just confirmed that.
“He hasn’t changed his position on immigration,” Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson said during a CNN appearance earlier today. “He’s changed the words that he is saying.”
Two of Pierson’s fellow panelists — including former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter — chuckled in apparent disbelief.
It’s one thing to hear that from immigration advocates or even Trump surrogates — it’s another to hear it straight from the official mouthpiece of the campaign.
But, Pierson is right in this case — Donald Trump is trying to have it both ways.