Politics

Trump would handle some illegal immigrants 'with heart'

Should he make it to the Oval Office, Donald Trump claims he would accompany tough enforcement of his hardline immigration plan with a dose of compassion.

The leading Republican hopeful fielded questions from Larry King in a pre-taped podcast released Monday, including one about illegal immigration that he was rather reluctant to answer.

"I'll ask you a from-the-heart question, okay Donald?" the former nightly television personality told Trump.

King proposed the following hypothetical: "Supposing a guy came over to you and he said, 'I was an illegal immigrant twenty years ago. I took a job picking something in the fields in California, and now I'm the foreman there. I've got two children — one is a high school athlete the other, my daughter, is into gymnastics. I've been here illegally for twenty — fifteen, twenty years. You want me to go back?'"

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