GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has just received another notable endorsement. This time, from the former Arizona governor best known for her tough stance on illegal immigration, which included calling out President Obama and his administration for causing the “massive influx” of illegal aliens into her state.
Via The Daily Caller:
Former Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer announced Saturday she’s supporting Donald Trump for president.
In a press release from the Trump campaign, Brewer said she was endorsing The Donald due to his strong stance on illegal immigration.
“[T]he politicians in Washington D.C. have continually failed to secure our border. As I’ve always said: A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses,” the former governor stated.
Brewer said her time as the governor of Arizona — which she served as from 2009 to 2015 — educated her about the dangers of illegal immigration and how the federal government, in her opinion, does little to stop it. She argues Trump will take the opposite approach.“For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that – Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump will secure our borders, defend our workers and protect our sovereignty. Mr. Trump will stand for our law enforcement, our police and our immigration officers. Mr. Trump will actually enforce the rule of law,” Brewer said.
She touted Trump’s status as a “Washington outsider” as a positive trait because it means, “Mr. Trump gets it. He will listen to the people and fight for the citizens of the United States.”“This may be our last chance to ensure our children grow up in a country with borders, and with a government that protects its own people. This is our chance – Donald Trump is our chance – to save this country and Make America Great Again,” she said.
Given that illegal immigration is a topic that helped propel Donald Trump to huge popularity in this primary, it might seem only natural to many that Brewer, with her own record fighting against illegal immigration — including signing an executive order in direct opposition to an Obama administration program, blocking the state from issuing drivers’ licenses and benefits to children of illegals — would get behind Trump.
Nonetheless, it seems that comments out on social media are somewhat divided over the endorsement. What do y’all think?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]