Fox Business host supports Trump encouraging troops to shoot rock throwers at the border: "I'd call that pretty tough stuff"
Pro-Trump PAC director Herman Cain: "I think the tough talk and the tough line is appropriate. ... It's more like an invasion"
Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
From the November 2 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:
Loading the player reg...
STUART VARNEY (HOST): President Trump, though, really doubling down, getting tough on immigration. Roll tape.
DONALD TRUMP (PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES): These illegal caravans will not be allowed into the United States and they should turn back now because they're wasting their time. They should apply to come into our country. We want them to come into our country. Very much -- we need people to help us with all of these companies that are coming in. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. We're going to consider it -- I told them, consider it a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexico military and police, I say, consider it a rifle.
VARNEY: Well I'd call that pretty tough stuff. Herman Cain's here, chairman of the pro-Trump America Fighting Back PAC. Immigration is now front and center, arguably the other big issue in the election along with the economy. Front and center, tough line Trump. What do you make of it?
HERMAN CAIN (AMERICA FIGHTING BACK PAC): I think the tough talk and the tough line is appropriate. We can't allow, as the president has said many times, we can't allow people to just come into this country. It's more like an invasion. They know, meaning the people behind these caravans, they know that if we get permissive and they're able to come into this country illegally, they want to overrun our system, they want to overrun our laws. I think that the president's stand is the correct stand to make and theyought to heed his warning. He keeps warning them do not come. I fear Stuart, somebody is going to get hurt. And it's not going to be because the American patrol or the Border Patrol or the American -- they are not going to start it, but they very well might end it.