Former President Donald Trump held true to his promise to visit the southern U.S. border, where an immigration crisis continues to spiral out of control, even as many in the mainstream media conveniently refuse to highlight what’s really happening on the ground.
According to Fox News, during his visit, in which he was joined by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), the former president slammed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for allowing an “open, really dangerous” situation to unfold at the southern U.S. border, referencing a number of his immigration policies that were reversed by the new president.
Trump visited the Weslaco, Texas area on Wednesday, which is near the southern tip of the state.
“We better go back fast”
Trump took part in a sit-down meeting with several officials, including the governors, in which he seemed to express great concern about the devolving state of the immigration crisis at the border.
“There has never been a border so secure as the southern border that we had, and now it’s opened up,” Trump said.
The 45th president, who was touted for his aggressive, yet effective immigration policies that kept the number of illegal border crossers down for much of his presidency, added “now we have an open, really dangerous, border. More dangerous than it’s ever been in the history of our country, and we better go back fast.”
He took aim at Biden for using his first week in the White House on what seemed like a mission to undo every immigration-related policy put into place by Trump.
“We had all these great policies going and they were ended. One day, they were all ended. This didn’t take place over three months or five months. This took place in the first week, they were ended. It was almost like they were ended because I did it,” Trump said.
The wall is coming back
Part of the president’s trip with the Texas governor was to visit sections of the border wall that Abbott has pledged to rebuild or add new sections to, which comes in the wake of the Biden administration pulling the plug on Trump’s vision for a massive border wall, one of his cornerstone campaign promises in 2016.
“We’re going to admire the wall and how it works,” Trump said as the meeting with Abbott and other officials concluded.
The Texas governor recently declared a state of disaster in dozens of border area counties in the state, which allowed him to immediately tap into $250 million to begin new border wall construction projects, according to The Texas Tribune.
Hopefully, Abbott will be able to continue the border wall construction that Trump began. While it won’t solve the immigration crisis on its own, it’s an important deterrent that will more than likely have an impact.