Former President Trump stated he will likely be visiting the U.S.-Mexico border soon – adding that Biden’s horrific handling of the border crisis will “destroy our country.”
“A lot of people want me to” visit the border, Trump told Judge Jeanine Pirro in an interview with Fox News that aired on Saturday night. “The Border Patrol and all of the people of ICE, they want me there. They’ve asked me to go. And I really sort of feel I owe it to them. They’re great people.”
“Thousands and thousands of people are coming up right now as we speak,” he added. “And you’re going to have millions of people pouring into our country. And it’s going to destroy our country. I don’t know what they’re doing. And they don’t know what they’re doing. It’s a very, very dangerous situation. I’d love not to be involved. Somebody else is supposed to be doing it.”
During the interview, Trump also called President Joe Biden’s decision to overturn the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) — also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy — a “very bad decision.”
In some of his first actions in office, Biden did away with MPP, which kept foreigners who tried to enter the U.S. illegally in camps in Mexico while they awaited hearings. Instead, Biden returned to a “catch-and-release” policy in which illegal aliens are allowed to enter the U.S.
Suddenly, the flow of foreigners to the border exploded.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents apprehended nearly 100,000 people at the border in February. Last April, just more than 16,000 were captured at the border, according to Pew data.
“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 told Pirro.
Trump said Biden should reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy and finish the border wall. He also said Mexico is now “very angry at us.”
“We’re not getting along with Mexico any longer. You have a great president of Mexico who was fantastic to me,” Trump said.
Trump last week accused Biden of causing “death and human tragedy” by overturning his border policies.
“We proudly handed the Biden Administration the most secure border in history,” the former president said in a statement. ”All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot. Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast.”
While the Biden team has attempted to somehow blame Former President Trump for the swarm of foreigners at the U.S. border, they were repeatedly warned about the dangers of undoing Trump policies.
Former acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan told CNN that the Biden transition team was “specifically warned again and again and again,” adding that officials even modeled a projected increase in border encounters if Trump policies were withdrawn.
Still, a Biden official said they were ready for an influx. “Were we prepared? Yes,” the official told CNN. “Everyone wants to be like ‘crisis, crisis, crisis, crisis’ — but it’s like, you know what, actually, things are going really well. Yes, we brought in FEMA, but you know what? That was the responsible thing to do.”