CNN Host Tells Donald Trump Illegal Immigrants Pay Billions in Taxes & HE UNLOADS ON HER

CNN Host Tells Donald Trump Illegal Immigrants Pay Billions in Taxes & HE UNLOADS ON HER

Donald Trump sharply pushed back against CNN host Erin Burnett after she told him that illegal immigrants contribute billions in taxes to the U.S. government – as he should, and she got exactly what she had coming to her when he fired back:

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The exchange came in an interview set to air Thursday evening. The Republican presidential candidate was contending the cost of a wall was minuscule compared to the amount of money illegal immigration costs the American taxpayer.

“Let me just explain something. Illegal immigration each year costs us between 200 and 300 billion dollars,” he said. “I don’t know if anybody gives you those numbers — probably not. But, and when you include crime and other problems it’s more than that. So you are talking about 200 and 300 billion, the way it is now.”

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Burnett pushed back against the real estate tycoon.

“But they pay in taxes, they pay 24 billion dollars in taxes,” she said.

“Who pays in taxes? You really believe they pay in taxes?” Trump asked.

“They pay Social Security, state and local,” Burnett replied.

“What percentage of them? 10 percent?” Trump asked.

“It’s 24 billion a year this economy wouldn’t have if they weren’t here,” Burnett pressed.

“Excuse me, excuse me. Do you know how few pay in taxes. Don’t be naive,” Trump shot back. “Do you think an illegal immigrant getting money is going to be paying taxes? OK, sure. Some probably do. But only because the employers are insisting on it.”

“But, percentage wise, there is very little,” he continued. “Probably five percent, 10 percent. It’s a very small amount that pay taxes. Look, they are here illegally. They are not paying taxes. I’ve heard this one before too. I hear them all.”

According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, approximately 11.4 million individuals in the U.S. illegally paid $11.84 billion in state and local taxes in 2012. The conservative Heritage Foundation estimated unlawful immigrant households paid $39.2 billion in 2010, but received $93.7 billion in government services.

Just like a liberal to justify a drop in the bucket with the fact that they used up the other 99.9999% of the bucket. You can’t use up more resources than you consume – that isn’t how life works, and it isn’t how illegals are going to exist in America. Illegals are criminals, and they need to be deported, period.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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