Donald Trump could visit the Mexican border ‘soon’ under pressure on Joe Biden to do the same, said Jason Miller, the former president’s assistant.
Miller told podcast host Michael Berry that Trump was “ very concerned ” about Biden’s attempts to reverse his policies after the new president halted construction of the border wall and revoked the so-called “ Muslim ban. ”
Biden, who has come under fire for an increasing number of unaccompanied minors filling border patrol posts, has only said that he will ‘someday’ visit the border, adding that ‘I know what’s going on in these facilities’.
Miller said Trump would have “ wanted to let Biden go and fail alone before he intervenes ” across the border issue, but would take a journey as long as it didn’t look like “ showboating. ”
Donald Trump, who drew part of his Arizona border wall in the photo last year, could visit the Mexican border under pressure on Joe Biden to do the same
Miller likened Biden’s rapid reversal of Trump policy to “ going down the highway at 50-60mph and throwing the car into reverse. ”
He also attacked Biden for being in charge of Vice President Kamala Harris – whom he described as ‘Mrs. Open Borders’ for handling the border issue.
Biden and Harris both called for an end to Trump’s strict border policy when they campaigned for the Democratic nomination.
“Joe Biden was on that debate stage with the Democrats and even reiterated his belief in the general election that he supported citizenship for 11 million undocumented migrants,” Miller said.
“That’s like setting up a July 4th fireworks flame for the entire Western Hemisphere for anyone who wants to come to the United States.”
When asked about a possible visit from Trump, he said, ‘You know, we talked about that recently. I could see him do that soon.
“I think President Trump wanted to let Joe Biden go and just let it fail before he intervened there.
‘I think there is a very fine line between speaking to someone about their policy and then seemingly doing something that is show boating.
Not right away, but I could see a trip here one day, but it’s something President Trump is really concerned about.
Joe Biden said last night he would not apologize for reversing Trump’s immigration policies, saying they undermine ‘human dignity’
In addition to his complaints about border security, Miller alleged that the Biden administration had even refused to continue painting Trump’s border wall.
“They won’t even paint the wall,” he said. They should be painting the wall this month, so it would be a black color instead of a rust color because of the elements and stuff, but Biden even stopped doing that. ‘
Biden defended his policy at his first formal press conference at the White House on Thursday, saying he would not apologize for reversing Trump’s policies.
He told reporters that ‘I think I should be flattered, people are coming because I’m the nice guy’.
But he claimed that “the vast majority of people who came to the border” were being returned.
However, this is not supported by government data showing that more than half of the 19,000 family members arrested at the border in February were not deported.
Migrants are seen at the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico earlier this week, preparing to cross the Rio Bravo River
US Border Patrol caught about 100,000 migrants at the border in February, the highest monthly level since a peak in mid-2019.
Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas said last week that the border crossings are on track for the highest level in 20 years.
Biden uses a Covid-19 public health order enacted under Trump’s presidency to expel migrants without giving them the opportunity to seek asylum.
But he faces criticism over the nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children who fill overcrowded border stations while waiting for transfers to federal shelters.
“It turns out that when politicians spend a two-year campaign advertising a porous border and amnesty, people listen,” said GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
Biden said at the press conference that officials were in talks with Mexico to encourage Mexican authorities to take back more migrant families.
Mayorkas said earlier this month that the United States was working with Mexico to increase its capacity to receive displaced families.