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Donald Trump mashes together Syria and Mexico into one basic message: Keep the foreigners out.

In the CNN Republican debate tonight, Trump was asked about his call to ban Muslim immigrants. As is often the case, his answer was a bit stream-of-consciousness-ish. “Our country is out of control,” Trump said. He quickly moved from Syrian refugees to undocumented Latino immigrants. “People are pouring across our southern border.” Then he switched back again, saying “tens of thousands of people with cell phones” escaping Syria should not be allowed in the U.S., and if Obama had let any in, a President Trump would kick them out. 

“I will build a wall. It will be a great wall,” Trump said. At least he’s reconsidered his position on China.