DES MOINES, Iowa — Backed by bales of hay and flanked by some of Iowa's top elected Republicans, Donald Trump added points to his vague plan for undocumented immigrants in America.
He remained unclear, however, about his plans for deportation — an issue Trump says the media is overly focused on but about which Trump has waffled on since last week.
"In recent days, the media — as it usually does — has missed the whole point on immigration," Trump told the crowd, reigniting his attacks on the press. "All the media wants to talk about is the 11 million or more people here illegally."
Trump has wavered on his signature policy plan, which originally included plans to deport the 11 million estimated undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Trump hinted at "softening" his position on immigration last week with Fox News' Sean Hannity — saying "there's no amnesty, but we work with them," while referring undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for many years with no criminal histories.
Trump then in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper promised that there would be no path to legalization, and his administration would seek to deport undocumented immigrants "vigorously" in accordance with existing laws.