Lara Trump says border state citizens need to defend themselves, take matters ‘into their own hands’

Americans who live along the U.S. southern border have been abandoned as migrants flood the border while the Biden administration refuses to do anything to address it.

During an appearance with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday, Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump, said that those living along America’s southern need to be able to defend themselves, the Washington Examiner reported.

“I don’t know what to tell the people that live at the southern border,” Trump said. “I guess they better arm up, get guns, and be ready, and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their own hands.”

Criminals entering the U.S.

“It should never happen,” she continued. “These people should never make this dangerous journey here.”

Late last month, Fox News reported that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande sector of Texas have seen a 3,000% increase in the number of convicted sex offenders entering the United States.

“The majority of these criminals were apprehended in our sector’s most remote areas, attempting to avoid detection by crossing far from populated areas,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero said in a statement.

According to Fox, members of MS-13 have taken advantage of the ongoing migrant surge that has overwhelmed border officials. The gang is notorious for engaging in brutal violence, including decapitation.

Leftists condemn Lara’s comments

Despite the clear risk that residents in border areas face, some on the left have attempted to portray Trump’s remarks as inciting vigilante violence. Among them was Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur, who tweeted, “Lara Trump inciting violence by calling on right-wing lunatic vigilantes to take up arms on the border.”

“Calling for violence must run in the family,” he continued. “When she says they say should ‘arm up’ and ‘take matters into their own hands,’ does she mean start shooting random immigrants?”

Actress Rosanna Arquette also condemned Trump’s remarks in a tweet, going so far as to label the high-profile Republican figure as “a terrorist.”

“Lara Trump is telling People to commit murder at the border,” Arquette wrote in another post.

The fact of the matter is the Biden administration is allowing dangerous criminals into our country and putting American lives, as well as other immigrants, at risk. The government’s job is to protect its people from crime and violence — when it doesn’t, people will take their protection into their own hands.

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