Donald Trump surrogate Dr. Ben Carson said Sunday that Donald Trump's stance on illegal immigraiton is very similar to that held by Bill Clinton in the 1990s.
"What hypocrisy. What incredible hypocrisy," Carson told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about charges that Donald Trump's immigration plan is "hate speech."
Carson pointed to Bill Clinton's 1995 State of the Union address, where he said "illegal aliens are creating big problems for us, and we're going to put a lot more border patrol people to support us, and we're not going to have people able to work by coming in illegally, and we're going to cut off their welfare benefits, and we're going to deport people in record numbers."
“[Bill Clinton] said basically the same thing [as Trump], but when he says it, ‘Wow!' Great standing ovation. ‘This is a great president!’ When Trump says it, it’s 'hate speech.' What hypocrisy," Carson said. "What incredible hypocrisy."
Watch Bill Clinton's 1995 comments on immigration reform:
BILL CLINTON: We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.
Watch Ben Carson's full interview on 'Fox News Sunday':