A few months ago, as the crisis exploded at the southern border, Trump suggested that he might visit to assess the situation.
This is now confirmed. Trump is planning a visit to the border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
This means that Trump may end up visiting the border before Kamala Harris, the sitting vice president, who is supposedly in charge of the situation there.
The Hill reports:
Trump to visit southern border with Texas governor
Former President Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border later this month as Republicans seek to cast a spotlight on the Biden administration’s handling of immigration.
Trump in a statement said he would join Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) at his invitation for a tour of the border. The exact location was not immediately clear.
“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. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone,” Trump said in a statement.
The Biden administration in its first weeks reversed several Trump-era policies meant to restrict legal and illegal immigration. It lifted restrictions on green card applications, undid a travel ban on a handful of majority-Muslim countries, reversed the Trump administration’s public charge rule and ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy that required migrants to await adjudication south of the border.
Trump is going to upstage the Biden administration on this issue.
Trump: '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.'
— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 15, 2021
Former President Donald Trump will visit the "Nation’s decimated Southern Border" with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on an official visit before Kamala Harris. https://t.co/HFm1iRf6r5
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 17, 2021
— One America News (@OANN) June 15, 2021
The Biden administration has been in place for less than six months and they have already abandoned their responsibility to protect the border. Amazing.