Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz both called on Donald Trump to tell the New York Times to release an alleged recording of Trump during an off-the-record portion of an interview that suggests much of what the GOP front-runner has been saying on his immigration policies is essentially his opening bid in a negotiation.
But why bother? Trump basically said the exact same thing in an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Byron York in January:
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) February 29, 2016
And Trump told Sean Hannity last night that “everything’s negotiable”:
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 1, 2016
Trump on NYT interview leak: ‘Everything’s negotiable’ https://t.co/oSdu7JenPZ
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) March 1, 2016
Even the question if 11 million illegal immigrants will be deported or not:
Will this change what Rubio and Cruz say on the trail?
At an Ark. rally just now, Rubio called on Trump to release tape of his NYT interview "so we can see exactly what it is he truly believes."
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) February 29, 2016
Cruz on off record NYT Trump recordings: "Donald, I call on you now — allow the Times to release the tape."
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) March 1, 2016