Former President Donald Trump weighed in, late Wednesday, on reports that Vice President Kamala Harris will finally visit the United States-Mexico border, traveling to El Paso, Texas, with Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas this week, just days before Trump was set to visit the border.
In a statement emailed from his Save America organization, Trump boasted that Harris would never have visited the border if he and other Republicans had not planned a similar trip.
“After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death they’ve created — a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies,” the former president crowed.
“Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history,” he continued. “And now, it is by far the worst in American history.”
“If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!” he said.
Trump’s call-out of Texas governor Greg Abbott references his planned trip to review Abbott’s plan to build his own border barrier, allowing Texas law enforcement officials to assist Customs and Border Protection with immigration interdiction. Abbott announced last week that he plans to put up “barriers” that are Texas government property, allowing the state to bypass restrictions preventing Texas officials from intercepting illegal immigrants. If migrants scale Texas’ border barriers, they can then be arrested for tampering with state property.
The move is designed to help curb the record-setting illegal alien apprehensions at the border and assist what Abbott believes to be an overwhelmed Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). Last month alone, there were 180,034 apprehensions at the border, the most in nearly 20 years.
President Joe Biden, as The Daily Wire has previously noted, rolled back a number of Trump-era immigration restrictions, including the so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy — a move that many Republicans have suggested contributed to the sharp rise in apprehensions on the southern border.
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