Despite taking an uncharacteristically low profile since leaving the White House nearly two months ago, former President Donald Trump has continued to issue public statements on various issues.
According to recent reports, his next forum through which to reach the American people will be an appearance on the Fox News Channel this week.
“They are coming in from foreign countries”
Trump has granted an interview on Wednesday evening to host Maria Bartiromo and, as previews indicate, spoke on issues including the emerging immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border.
“Today, they are coming in,” the ex-president said of a wave of undocumented migrants. “You take a look. They are coming in from foreign countries. I see they are coming in from Yemen.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently sounded the alarm over a possible terrorism threat associated with the immigration situation. During a recent visit to the border, he alleged that immigration agents had indicated that some individuals crossing into the U.S. were on the terror watchlist.
Trump picked up on the narrative in his new interview, telling Bartiromo: “They are coming in from the Middle East. They are coming in from everywhere. They are dropping them off and they are pouring into our country. It is a disgrace.”
He went on to address rumors that Meghan Markle might mount a 2024 presidential bid in the wake of recent allegations she and her husband, Prince Harry, have made against the British royal family.
“I’d have an even stronger feeling toward running”
“I hope that happens,” he said in response to Bartiromo’s question on the matter. “If that happened, I think I’d have an even stronger feeling toward running.”
Trump spoke out against Markle as president, declaring last year that he was “not a fan” of the American-born royal after she and her husband called on Americans to “reject hate speech.”
His on-air discussion with Bartiromo represents his first in-depth interview with a mainstream news outlet since the end of his term in office.
In the wake of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s death, Trump did grant a few brief interviews but declined to offer any insight into his possible political ambitions.
His only other major public appearance came in the form of a speech at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, providing his 2024 prediction: “We will win the Senate. And then a Republican President will make a triumphant return to the White House. And I wonder who that will be? I wonder who that will be. Who, who will that be? I wonder.”