President Donald Trump is going to visit the U.S. border with Mexico before either Joe Biden or Kamala Harris and he is slamming them both for creating the border crisis befalling the country.
Trump blasted Biden and Harris for the “wreckage they created” on the border.
In his statement this week, Trump said that he will join Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on June 30 for “an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern border,” saying that “the Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S. history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis disaster in U.S. history.”
The president added:
We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free rein. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S. interior on a daily basis.
Trump added, “If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible.”
Gov. Abbott noted that Texas will do the job Biden won’t.
Texas will finish what President Trump started.
Later this week, I will unveil our plans to build a border wall.
The Lone Star State will do what Biden REFUSES to do — protect our citizens along the southern border. pic.twitter.com/qQ7vQTDWAI
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 15, 2021
Harris has been fending off questions from compliant media outlets that have wondered why she hasn’t toured the border even though Biden has made her the supposed point person for border issues. Indeed, it has been 83 days since Biden appointed her as his border czar. Not only has there been no movement on border issues, but she still hasn’t toured the border.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection data shows, “the number of migrants rocketed by more than six-fold from the 23,237 who crossed from Mexico into the United States in May 2020.”
The paper also said that the “data also showed illegal crossings have exploded by 674% in a year, with 180,034 recorded in May — the fourth consecutive monthly rise.”
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