Trump suggests feeding migrants ALLIGATORS to fix border overrun: Ex-president says ‘problem is solved’ in apparent joke
- Former President Donald Trump shared a meme on Truth Social on Wednesday that called a group of alligators the ‘new border security’
- ‘Problem solved!!’ the message said
- Trump previously proposed building a moat next to his border wall and filling it with snakes or alligators
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday outlined a new plan to solve the border crisis: feeding migrants to alligators.
The ex-president shared a meme on his Truth Social website Wednesday afternoon that showed an image of six alligators with the words “new border security” and “will work for food” superimposed.
‘Problem solved!!’ the post also says.
Trump’s comment comes as border crossings have returned to pre-Title 42 levels, with 8,000 arrests Monday.
He also comes according to the New York Times reported in October 2019 that the then-president had fortified his border wall with a moat and filled it with snakes or alligators during an Oval Office meeting a few months before.
Former President Donald Trump shared a meme Wednesday suggesting that migrants should be fed to alligators.
Trump, who is seeking another term in the White House, had proposed fortifying his border wall with a moat and filling it with snakes or alligators, the New York Times reported in 2019.
During that meeting, Trump also proposed electrifying the border fence or adding spikes to the top of it, the Times said.
He had previously suggested shooting migrants in the legs, but stopped making the suggestion when White House staff told him it was illegal.
The increase in border apprehensions this month came after a decline in levels after President Joe Biden’s administration ended Title 42 after a lengthy court battle and implemented new procedures. aims to reduce incentives and push more migrants towards an online application process.
After affecting 8,000 people in May and overwhelming U.S. border facilities, border apprehensions fell to about 3,500 in the months that followed. CNN reported.
The political changes have fundamentally altered economic and other incentives, with a new video released Monday showing migrants cheering as they hang from the side of rolling freight trains en route to the U.S. border.
Amazing footage of the FerroMex train was filmed as the locomotive with hundreds of people in tow could be seen leaving the central Mexican town of Zacatecas as it headed north on the 750-mile journey to the UNITED STATES.
On Tuesday, the company announced it was suspending flights in northern Mexico due to security concerns.
The company said it was stopping 60 freight trains, with enough material to fill 1,800 tractor-trailers.
This is a change significant enough to impact international trade, the company said. Rail is also a cleaner way than gas to transport large quantities of goods.
Migrants navigate the Rio Grande River toward a U.S. port of entry at Eagle Pass, Texas, on Friday.
A freight train filled to capacity with migrants has been filmed as it speeds towards the Mexican border with the United States.
The images show the FerroMex train departing from the central Mexican city of Zacatecas, heading north on a 750-mile journey to the United States.
The company cited a handful of “unfortunate cases of injury or death” among those who boarded.
He said migrants were jumping aboard freight trains despite the “grave danger this poses,” the Associated Press reported.
He cited a “significant increase” and said stopping trains would “protect the physical safety of migrants” as authorities tackle the problem.
The number of Americans calling immigration a “good thing” abandoned in a Gallup poll this summer.
This comes ahead of a presidential campaign where immigration is expected to be a major issue, with Republican candidates hammering the Biden administration on the issue.
There were 184,000 migrant encounters with border agents in July, compared to 144,000 in June.
These numbers are actually down from 200,000 southern border crossings during the same period in 2021 and 2022.