Former President Donald Trump blasted President Joe Biden’s administration for allowing the immigrant crisis at the U.S. southern border.
During an interview with Breitbart last week, Trump called the border situation an “invasion,” stating that it is “migration of civilization into our country.”
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According to Trump, Biden does not understand the leverage that the U.S. has in its negotiations in Mexico.
“He doesn’t understand anything—they went into Mexico today, hat in hand,” he said of Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with Mexican foreign minister Alicia Barcena as part of negotiations the Biden administration has been involved in with Mexico in order to reduce the inflow of migrants from the country into the U.S.
The meeting revolved around what Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called “important agreements,” with both Mexico and the United States emphasizing the countries’ commitment to “orderly, humane and regular migration.”
But Trump does not think all of that is necessary. “We have all the power—they have none of the power,” he said during the interview, as he added that Biden is too weak to handle Mexico, which is taking advantage of his weakness and rolling over him.
Drawing comparisons between Biden’s handling of the situation and his methods during his time as president, he said, “Mexico is very interesting. They came to me—we were having a lot of people come in as soon as I got there, through Obama they were coming in very substantially but nothing like today. In history, there’s been anything like this.”
“In any country, there’s never been a migration like this. It’s an invasion—and it’s a migration of civilization into our country. Take a look at the mental institutions all throughout the world. They’re empty. Some are literally empty and some are down 50, 60, 70 percent. They’re all here,” he added.
Trump further emphasized his belief that Mexico was “nicer” in working with him than they have been with Biden.
In his words, “Mexico could not have been nicer to me. They gave us 28,000 soldiers. They gave us so much—far more than the wall. The wall was peanuts compared to what I got from them. There’s no way to fund a wall—how can Mexico fund a wall that’s being built? But I got much more money than that.”
Trump later said that the border issue is going to pose a problem for the Democratic Party during next year’s election, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Biden administration to hide.
“For the first time this week, I’m seeing that the border is becoming a real story. People are now seeing it’s destroying our country,” he stated.