Former President Donald Trump is on the offensive, promising to visit the U.S. Southern border and attacking President Joe Biden’s administration’s mishandling of the humanitarian crisis.
Trump responded to Biden’s first press conference on Thursday in a call with Fox News star Laura Ingraham. Trump talked about how he’d have never been given a free pass by the mainstream media on the current border situation.
“My administration had the border the most secure, they say, in 20 years. But I think that, since the beginning, it had never been like this,” he said, pointing out that his administration built 500 miles of “new wall” that replaced vulnerable areas.
“In addition to that, Mexico worked great with us. We had a tremendous relationship — me with the president of Mexico,” Trump continued.
“What you’re seeing now is inhumane, these children and people … are living on top of each other in squalor,” the former president said. There is inadequate testing for the coronavirus among illegal immigrants, and “what’s going on in a horrible situation.”
Trump has announced plans to go to the U.S. Southern border to see the situation for himself.
Biden shot back at reporters when asked about Trump’s remarks.
“Sir, we’ve seen Republican senators at the border. Former President Trump says he’s been asked by some border control agents to go to the border. Do you think that might be productive?” a reporter asked Biden. “Any timetable on when you would go?”
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“We are putting in place a plan that I feel very confident about, and I don’t care what the other guy does,” Biden responded.
Biden on a potential Trump visit to the border: “I don’t care what the other guy does.” pic.twitter.com/2V0b2mgmDX
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