A U.S. president’s first 100 days in office has become one of those milestones that supposedly sets the tone for the remainder of his administration.
At least, it seems that way given the amount of space the mainstream media devotes to analyzing that time period whenever it comes around.
Whether or not the average person gives it that much thought, presidential hopefuls know the media loves that news “hook,” so they’ve taken to declaring their 100 day agenda in advance, to convey their priorities to voters, and get extra media coverage.
One word tops Hillary Clinton’s to-do list, and the contrast between her and Donald Trump couldn’t be more stark.
According to Breitbart.com:
Clinton has pledged to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office. As NBC recently reported: “If elected, the former secretary of state has promised to build on President Obama’s executive actions and introduce comprehensive immigration reform during her first 100 days in office.”
Clinton’s website has explained that by “comprehensive immigration reform,” Clinton means full citizenship for illegal immigrants, which would give them welfare access, voting privileges, and the ability to bring over their family members through chain migration.
“As president, Hillary will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that provides a full and equal path to citizenship,” Clinton’s website states.
Full amnesty for the illegal immigrant population will cost U.S. taxpayers $6.3 trillion, according to a report from the Heritage Foundation.
At least the presumptive Democratic candidate is being candid for a change. There’s no way to misinterpret or “spin” these official statements.
Donald Trump’s opposing views on amnesty and immigration are well known and equally blunt. He’s built his campaign on “building a wall.” Americans have responded with an enthusiasm that hasn’t been witnessed in a long time.
It will be fascinating to watch the two face off on this all-important issue during the debates.