Former President Donald Trump is killing two birds with one stone. One, he just announced that He and Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit the U.S. Mexico border on June 30th. And two, Trump took the opportunity to lambaste President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for refusing to make a trip to the area despite the ongoing migrant crisis he called the “wreckage they created.” The former president also described the border area as an “unmitigated disaster zone.”
The former president said in a press release that he had decided to accept the Texas Governor’s invitation to visit the border. He said that the situation there has deteriorated because of the Biden administration’s decisions to reverse many of his immigration policies.
“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 reign,” Trump said in a statement. “What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty.”
This trip comes on the heels of Abbott revealing that he plans to build the border wall and finish what the former president started.
“We will continue that process of building the border wall in addition to these other strategies that we will use to make sure that anybody coming here will understand Texas is the wrong state to come into,” Abbott said.
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
Trump will travel to the southern border while Vice President Kamala Harris is in the thick of criticism even from members of her own party. She was given the task of getting to the “root causes” of the immigration crisis at the end of March. Fox News reported that the Vice President has gone 83 days without visiting the border since being tapped as point person on the crisis.
During a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, the vice president warned migrants not to make the “dangerous trek” to the U.S. border where they would be turned away.
The Daily Mail reported that according U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released last week, “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 outlet added 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.”
Former President Trump maintained 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.” He continued to challenge the present administration by saying, “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.”
Can you imagine how intense things are going to get in the White House administration when the news agencies report on the coming visit by Trump to the southern border of the United States? This will certainly create even more momentum for the conservative wing of the Republican Party as they move with escalating intensity toward the mid-term elections in 2022. The platform that got Trump elected in 2016 is likely going to swing the majority back into the GOP’s favor.