Former President Donald Trump blasted President Joe Biden for the "spiraling tsunami" at the southern border.
His comments came in a statement released on Friday afternoon. Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway posted a copy of the statement on her Twitter account.
"The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers," he said. "When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.
"Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden. Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned, and mocked by the Biden administration. A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute.
''There has never been a time on our southern border like what is happening now. You can never have a secure border unless people who cross illegally are promptly removed.''
Trump’s remarks came as Biden stares down a spike in migrant families and unaccompanied children at the border, Fox News noted.
According to Fox News, White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to Trump's statements on Friday by saying: "We don't take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy, which was not only inhumane but ineffective over the last four years. We're going to tread our own path forward and that includes treating children with humanity and respect and ensuring they're safe when they cross our borders."
Jeffrey Rodack ✉
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