Trump Confirms He’ll Visit Border “Over the Next Couple of Weeks” After Being Asked by CBP Officials
Former President Donald Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that he planned on making a trip to the southern border shortly as the crisis there continues to intensify.
“A lot of people want me to. Border Patrol and all the people at ICE, they want me there, they asked me to go. So I sort of feel like I owe it to them. They’re great people, they’re doing an incredible job,” he said. “It’s a very, very dangerous situation. I’d love not to be involved. Somebody else is supposed to be doing it.”
Asked by Pirro to disclose an exact date for any trip, Trump said he didn’t “want to set a schedule, but over the next few weeks I guess I’ll go.”
“I’m not sure if I really should do it, other than the fact that I have such respect for the Border Patrol and for ICE. These people, they’re dying for leadership, and there’s nothing, there’s no leadership,” he added. “You have to see the squalor. The children. And frankly, people that have come into the country. When you look at what’s happening. The dirt and the filth. That’s why they’re not letting the press in.”
The former president also took at at current President Biden for squandering the relationship he built with Mexico:
“He’s supposed to go and make the decision to stay in Mexico. He ended that,” Trump said. “It’s incredible. We are not getting along with Mexico any longer. We have a great president of Mexico who was great to me.”
Neither Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris have visited the southern border since taking office.
The Biden administration has continued to downplay the situation at the border, even as 18 GOP Senators recently made the trip south and documented the severity of the situation.
Instead, administration officials have been more concerned with controlling the political optics of the situation, even asking Sen. Mike Braun to delete some of the photos he took of facilities there.
“There was one of Biden’s representatives. I felt sorry for the lady because she actually talked to me about deleting a picture, but by the time she got to me, all those other pictures were taken, and that shows you the hypocrisy,” Braun said. “None of us would have gone down there if we were going to be muzzled.”
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