Former President Donald Trump is set to visit the southern border of the United States with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on June 30, according to MSN.
The publication reported that the former president has said he wants to visit “our nation’s decimated southern border” indicating that he hopes to highlight the devastation that the current administration’s policy is having on the immigration system.
Neither Trump nor Abbott have indicated where along the border they intend to visit, however the Texas governor’s recent outrage about the state of the Texas border with Mexico makes this trip of particular importance to the Lone Star State.
“The Biden administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in US history, and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in US history,” Trump said in a statement.
“We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world.”
President Joe Biden has rolled back multiple policies put in place by the president in an effort to stem the flow of illegal immigration, which was somewhat successful under the previous administration.
Since entering the White House, however, the president has put his second in command over the project, saying that Vie President Kamala Harris speaks for the administration on all things border-related. The vice president, however, has yet to visit the border since taking ownership of the crucial national security issue.
The VP has been questioned by both politicians and those in the media about why she hasn’t visited the southern border, to which she bizarrely answered NBC‘s Lester Holt: “We’ve been to the border,” before admitting that she “hadn’t been to Europe either,” in admission of her lie.
“If we are going to deal with the problems at the border, we have to deal with the problems that cause people to go to the border. To flee to the border. And that is the root cause,” Harris said on June 10, indicating that she planned to visit Central America rather than the United States-Mexico border.