Donald Trump is saying “I told you so” as the Biden administration attempts to blame him for a self-inflicted immigration disaster.
The former president unloaded on Biden for “destroying” America with radical policies that have left the border effectively open in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner on Monday. “I predicted it all,” Trump said.
“Millions” added to population illegally
Under Biden, Trump said, migrants are “just pouring into our country,” resulting in potentially “millions” of new people added to the population. Trump said the Biden team seems to hold a “political theory” which says it’s a “good thing” to leave the border defenseless.
“People are just pouring into our country and they will destroy our country,” Trump said. “They’ll have millions of people before this mess is over.”
The Biden administration has officially admitted to border crossings reaching 20-year highs, but Trump suggested they could be at an all-time peak — not an unreasonable guess as Biden comes under fire for leaving journalists and the public in the dark.
Trump released a statement Sunday ripping DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for a “huge cover-up.”
Mayorkas asserts the border is “closed” and blames Trump’s “cruel” policies for the mess, but Trump says he is not surprised that Biden is trying to pass the buck after taking credit for the COVID vaccine.
Trump told Faulkner that “rank amateurs” in the Biden administration driven by an “ideology” that prioritizes the rest of the world are replacing his America first policies with “crazy” ones, noting that Biden is allowing migrants into the country without so much as a court date.
Contrasting the weakness of Biden’s approach with his own, Trump recalled how countries like Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico were treating Americans “like amateurs” before he pressured them to cooperate with keeping immigration flows under control. “Why are we supposed to take care of the world, and in many cases the world’s criminals?” he asked.
“Bernie Sanders on steroids”
Those countries are not sending “their finest,” Trump said, warning that violent criminals are finding their way into America with little resistance. “You have criminals, you have murderers, you have sex traffickers, you have a lot of very bad people coming into our country. And they’re doing nothing about it,” he said.
Trump also said that Biden is turning out to be like “Bernie Sanders on steroids” and that, under Biden, “woke” ideology is hurting America in its competition with China. “They’re destroying our country. Very simple,” Trump said.
“They’re destroying it with woke,” he continued. “When China looks at woke, and they see the biggest problem we have is Dr. Seuss, in the meantime they’re building factories and trying to kill us in so many different ways. They laugh at us, they think we’re so … frankly, they think our country is stupid.”