Unless you’ve been living in the back of a cave somewhere for the last 5 years, it’s fairly obvious that the transition from the Trump presidency to the Biden presidency was going to be a severe one. We wouldn’t likely have time to adjust, per se. Rather, we would just find ourselves reacting to the political whiplash with whatever we could muster.
Trump wanted a strict immigration policy and a border wall – both of which make great deterrents for illegal immigration, and guide would-be Americans through the safer, legal naturalization process.
Biden was seen as looking to relax the border, and treat illegal immigration as a humanitarian issue and not one of legal import.
As such, former President Trump is none too fond of his successor’s choices on the matter, and he’s making that opinion known.
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In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Fox News Primetime”, Trump said he and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had built a “great relationship” — with a joint interest in controlling illegal immigration and constructing an efficient border wall.
“[Lopez Obrador] is a great gentleman. We had a very good relationship. They had 28,000 soldiers on our border while we were building the wall … and they were also stopping them at their northern border by Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala,” Trump said.
“Today, they are coming in. You take a look. They are coming in from foreign countries. I see they are coming in from Yemen. They are coming in from the Middle East. They are coming in from everywhere,” he said. “They are dropping them off and they are pouring into our country. It is a disgrace.”
“They are going to destroy our country if we don’t do something about it.”
Trump has already hinted at running for President again in 2024, and there is no doubt that immigration would be a major part of his platform if so.
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