FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton on Illegal Immigration: 'We are a Nation of Laws'

When President Clinton sounded a lot like Donald Trump.

Bill Clinton was a tough talker on illegal immigration during his 1996 State of the Union speech. In fact, some are saying that the favored president of the Left sounds a lot like Donald Trump does today.

A new video by NumbersUSA compares Clinton's statements from that time with Trump's recent comments on illegal immigration. Here's what he said in his SOTU speech:

"After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants."

Trump has said, "We have to stop the in-flow of illegals coming into our country." And what he is proposing is heftier border security, much like Clinton did back then. Yet, it's Trump's words that have caused an annoying shock wave through the Democratic Party for his stance on immigration. Trump's words are often mischaracterized as hate speech and bigotry. But the presumptive Republican nominee has stated that immigrants should come to the United States, just lawfully.

It's exactly what Clinton said in '96:

"Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws."

More short-term memory from the Left.

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