Google: 1,700 percent spike in searches for ‘self-deportation’

Google on late Thursday announced that user searches for the term “self-deportation” spiked 1,700 percent during the ninth GOP presidential debate.

“Just in: There’s a 1,700 percent spike in @google search interest for ‘self-deportation’ during the #GOPDebate,” Google Politics tweeted.

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWould Aretha Franklin perform at Trump inauguration? ‘Good question.’ Ryan: Dakota pipeline pause is ‘big-government decision-making at its worst’ Ivanka was finalizing Japanese business deal at time of Trump, Abe meeting: report MORE explained his definition of self-deportation during the heated contest in Houston.

“Self-deportations are going to leave as soon as they see others going out,” the billionaire said of self-deporting illegal immigrants. "That’s the way I define it. You’re going to get some to go and the rest will follow.”

Trump also reiterated that he remains intent on building a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico despite criticism from Mexican leadership.

“Our borders are like Swiss cheese,” he said. "This is wall that’s going to work. The wall is $10 billion to $12 billion if I do it. Mexico will pay for it because they’re not doing us any favors."