"he has now performed a whiplash-inducing walk back of the standard Washington variety. He “misspoke.”
“We have millions and millions of illegal immigrants in our country, undocumented individuals, who are working, who are doing things we need done in this country,” he told NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday. “They’re all over my house, doing things, making repairs. I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house.
“I don’t hire illegal immigrants,” he said in the clarifying statement. “On Meet the Press yesterday, I referred to illegal immigrants working around my house. I was referring to the many service contractors who work in my neighborhood, using mostly immigrant workers, who do good work. Some may well be “illegal.”
Yesterday, he hired them knowingly and they were “all over” his house.
Today, he doesn’t hire them at all and they are simply “in [his] neighborhood.”"