Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE on Monday attempted to clarify his position on immigration, suggesting he would use similar tactics as President Obama and former President George W. Bush.


"We are going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong. The existing laws, the first thing we are going to do if and when I win, is we are going to get rid of all of the bad ones," Trump said Monday on "The O'Reilly Factor."

"We have gang members. We have killers. We have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country. We are going to get them out. And the police know who they are."

Trump said these people are known to law enforcement, alleging that they go around "killing people and hurting people."

"And they are going to be out of this country so fast your head will spin. We have existing laws that will allow you to do that. As far as everybody else, we are going to go through the process," Trump said.

"What people don't know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country. Bush, the same thing. Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well, I'm going to do the same thing, and I just said that."

But the GOP nominee said he wanted to do this in a "humane manner."

On Sunday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said it was "to be determined" if the candidate's immigration plans would include a deportation force.

Trump has previously called for such a force to remove the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

On Monday, news surfaced that Trump would delay a speech on immigration that was scheduled for later this week amid new questions about his positions on his issue.

Trump's campaign was looking into a location in Denver for the event but told supporters later by email that the speech he was "planning on giving is still being modified."