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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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.
Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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