Former President Donald Trump is about to do something that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris still haven’t done: visit the southern border.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Trump announced that he has accepted an invitation from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to visit the southern border later this month.
“I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021,” Trump wrote.
“An unmitigated disaster zone”
In his statement, Trump noted the massive change that has taken place at the southern border since he left office and Biden and Harris have taken over.
“The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history, and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history,” Trump wrote.
“We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release,” Trump continued. “We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign.”
Trump went on to say that America is now “one giant sanctuary city,” and that the changes we have seen are “all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda.”
A “grave and willful dereliction of duty”
Trump continued by slamming Biden and Harris for refusing to visit the southern border.
“If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible,” Trump wrote.
He added, “what Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and wilful dereliction of duty.”
Trump finished his statement with what he hopes to accomplish with his southern border visit.
“My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation – and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support,” Trump wrote.