Trump will ‘probably’ visit border in the ‘next couple of weeks’

Former President Donald Trump told Judge Jeanine Piro on Fox News Saturday that he will likely visit the border soon, adding that “a lot of people want me too,” including Border Patrol agents.

Trump told Judge Jeanine he will make the trek “probably over the next couple of weeks.”

The 45th president is visiting mainly because border patrol and ICE officials have reached out to him, he said.

“A lot of people want me to. Border Patrol and all the people at ICE, they want me there, they asked me to go. So I sort of feel like I owe it to them. They’re great people, they’re doing an incredible job,” Trump said. “It’s a very, very dangerous situation. I’d love not to be involved. Somebody else is supposed to be doing it.”

Trump said he is unsure if he should visit, but he wants to respect the agents that have reportedly reached out and asked him to come.

“I’m not sure if I really should do it, other than the fact that I have such respect for the Border Patrol and for ICE. These people, they’re dying for leadership, and there’s nothing, there’s no leadership,” he added. “You have to see the squalor. The children. And frankly, people that have come into the country. When you look at what’s happening. The dirt and the filth. That’s why they’re not letting the press in.”

Trump would not give a specific date other than saying it will be in the coming weeks.

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