Speaking at an event on border security in Texas with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX), Republican members of Congress, and law enforcement officials, former President Donald Trump questioned whether President Joe Biden and his administration actually wanted open borders.
“I mean the real question is, do they really want open borders? Or are they incompetent?” Trump asked.
Trump recalled his own administration’s efforts to secure the border and to slow the flow of migrants coming into the United States through a series of diplomatic agreements with Latin American countries. He said that under his administration, the U.S. had the most secure border in history.
“Now it’s opened up and don’t kid yourself, they’re coming in from the Middle East and they’re coming in and they’re bad,” Trump said. “We did a hell of a job. And we had it down to really a science, it was down to a point where people just weren’t getting in unless they came in legally,” Trump recalled.
“There’s only two things,” he added. “You’re either incompetent or for some reason you have a screw loose and you want to have open borders.” Why can’t it be both?
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Reacting to Trump Supporters Swarming the Capitol: Biden Calls Them “Thugs,” “Domestic Terrorists,” and “White Supremacists” and Says That Police Are Racist
On January 7, 2021 — in response to a January 6 incident where several hundred Trump supporters had swarmed into the Capitol building in Washington to protest what they viewed as an illegitimate presidential election outcome — Biden made the following remarks to the nation:
“Yesterday, in my view, was one of the darkest days in the history of our nation…. They weren’t protesters — don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob of insurrectionists, domestic terrorists…. The past four years, we’ve had a president who’s made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law clear in everything he has done. He unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of our democracy from the outset. And yesterday was the culmination of that unrelenting attack.…
Inciting a mob to attack the Capitol, to threaten elected representatives of the people of this nation, and even the vice president, to stop the Congress from ratifying the will of the American people in a just-completed free and fair election….
“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true, and it is unacceptable. Totally unacceptable. The American people saw it in plain view. And I hope it’s sensitized them to what we have to do….
In short, Biden and the Democrats resolved to exploit the events of January 6 at the Capitol to the fullest extent possible.
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