Trump's Association with the "Alt-Right" and Shifting Immigration Stance

Blake Rutherford
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Joining "Making Money with Charles Payne" on Fox Business News, Blake Rutherford, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Public Strategies group, discussed Hillary Clinton’s speech tying Donald Trump to the “alt-right” movement, agreeing with her assertions regarding Trump’s association, saying, “I think a lot of people have been introduced to this movement through rhetoric of Donald Trump. He has since the beginning of this campaign has engaged in an incredibly divisive and at times, hateful rhetoric. Everything from his policies, banning Muslims from entering the United States to declaring that all African Americans live in poverty personifies this rhetoric. And that’s why this movement has flocked to Donald Trump.” To view the full clip, click here.

The next segment focused on Trump’s softening stance toward immigration. When asked about the potential validity of Trump’s revised immigration plan, Blake responded by bringing the focus back to Trump’s “astonishing flip-flop” on his position. “We don’t know what Donald Trump is going to do. Today it’s one thing, and tomorrow it’s going to be the next. I think what we have to come back to is what has Donald Trump said and how truthful has he been with activists that have fueled his campaign." View the full clip here.