The news is “telling me about the border, they’re telling me about China, they’re telling me about Iran,” Trump said at the start of the video, deriding the current situation between the United States and both countries.
The former president’s attention then turned to the border.
“The border is not good,” Trump told the crowd at his Palm Beach, Florida club and residence. “And what you see now, multiply it times 10.”
He went on to talk about the massive wave of unaccompanied migrant children making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. There have been a variety of reports illustrating overcrowded conditions at detention facilities and poor accommodations for the migrants being held in them.
“What’s happening to the kids […] they’re living in squalor. They’re living like nobody has ever seen,” said Trump, in a tuxedo. “Look, it’s a disaster. It’s a humanitarian disaster from their standpoint and it’s going to destroy the country and, frankly, the country can’t afford it.”
MORE ON THE BORDER: Images surface of overcrowded ‘dangerous’ migrant holding facility in Donna, TX
Trump on Saturday told Fox News that he will “probably” venture to the southern border “over the next couple of weeks.” Biden, on the other hand, said at his Thursday press conference that he has yet to visit the border or the facilities because he doesn’t “want to become the issue” due to his large Secret Service team following him.
After touching on the pressure that the border crisis puts on education and healthcare systems, he asked the crowd, “Do you miss me yet?” And, in response, the crowd let out an uproar of cheers and applause.
Following that, Trump also touted the number of votes he received in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump has left the door open to a reelection bid in 2024. On Thursday, Biden said he intends to run again, however, he did not make a commitment.
Toward the speech’s conclusion, Trump wished the newlyweds well and calls them a “great and beautiful couple.”
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Texas has raised over $55 million from private donations to secure border, build a wall
As of September 12, the state of Texas has raised a little over $55 million in private donations, to secure the southern border and build a wall. “While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
“The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally,” Abbott’s statement reads. “Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”
In addition to finding money for a border wall, Abbott has signed legislation which designated Mexican drug cartels as domestic terrorists, and has called on President Joe Biden to do the same.
“Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, and Texans are falling victim to the Mexican cartels that are producing it,” said Governor Abbott in a statement. “Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them that way. In fact, more Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. In order to save our country, particularly our next generation, we must do more to get fentanyl off our streets.”
“As of now, Biden has not responded to Abbott’s request to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations” reports Just The News.
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