Except he did. He said "why do we want all these PEOPLE from [filthy] countries coming here?" I'm not sure what counts as "merit-based immigration" or how it differs from current policy. I'll have to read up on that. I don't think only rich professionals should be allowed to immigrate, that wouldn't be fair at all. CNN did the dirty work of finding out what the right-wing sites said. They also report that David Duke and Richard Spencer have praised him on Twitter. But I have gone onto them occasionally, after someone assured me that they don't profit much from clicks. After being overly surprised when Trump won, I'm not letting them sneak up on me again.