One of Donald Trump’s surrogates this week gave a new reason for why the candidate seems so confident he can get Mexico to pay for a wall: There isn’t really going to be a wall.
Collins isn’t just a Trump supporter saying crazy things—he’s also the co-chairman of Trump’s U.S. House Leadership Committee, an honor he shares with the vaping congressman himself, Rep. Duncan Hunter.
“Yeah. It was a suggestion. Look, anything I say right now, I’m not the president,” Trump said in a radio interview with Fox News. “Everything is a suggestion, no matter what you say, it’s a suggestion.”
Like his proposal to immediately deport 12 million people, which Collins also said is unlikely to actually happen.
“I call it a rhetorical deportation of 12 million people,” Collins said. “We’re not going to put them on a bus, and we’re not going to drive them across the border.”
Then again: “I’m not speaking for Donald,” Collins clarified to the paper. “Those were my opinions.”
Either Trump is full of shit, or Collins is in for an extremely rude awakening—truly hard to say which.