Sunday, July 21, 2024

Trump Plans to Visit Southern Border Soon Since Biden Won’t

'The Border Patrol and all of the people of ICE, they want me to go...'

Former president Donald Trump said he’ll likely travel to the southern border soon, where a massive influx of immigrants is straining capacity and creating a humanitarian crisis.

“Well, a lot of people want me to,” Trump told Fox News this weekend when asked if he’s planning a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. 

“The Border Patrol and all of the people of ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], they want me to go. I really feel I sort of owe it to them. They’re great people,” Trump added.

Trump said he could be visiting border officials as soon as “the next couple of weeks.”

“Border Patrol wants me to go — probably over the next couple of weeks,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s a rush for me to go. He’s supposed to go and make the decisions,” Trump said, referring to President Joe Biden, who still has no plans to visit the southern border, according to the White House.

Vice President Kamala Harris, who now heads the Biden administration’s response to the immigration crisis, hasn’t made plans to visit the border either.

“The vice president is not doing the border,” Harris’s spokeswoman Symone Sanders said on Friday, emphasizing that Harris will focus primarily on meeting with diplomatic leaders.

Trump said Harris and Biden’s refusal to act is proof that there’s “no leadership” in this administration.

“Thousands and thousands of people are coming up right now as we speak. And you’re going to have millions of people pouring into our country. And it’s going to destroy our country,” Trump said.

“I’d love not to be involved. Somebody else is supposed to be doing it,” he added “But there’s nothing. There’s no leadership.”

The Biden administration still refuses to call the situation at the border a crisis despite admitting that border apprehensions could reach a 20-year high.

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