Donald Trump rips into Joe Biden’s ‘failed border policies’ during fiery interview on Newsmax
- Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on what he called Joe Biden’s failures on the southern border
- ‘If he would have done nothing, we would have had right now the strongest border in history,’ Trump told Newsmax in an interview
- Immigration numbers surged at the southern border after Biden was elected in November last year
Trump defended his own performance as President and said he had left Biden a strong platform during an interview with Dick Morris on Newsmax.
‘If he would have done nothing, we would have had right now the strongest border in history,’ Trump told the rightwing cable network.
‘All he had to do is nothing.’
Trump said his tough approach on immigration had successfully staunched the flow of illegal migrants from Central America.
‘I had everything worked out with the other countries, whether it’s Guatamala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico,’ Trump said.
‘And even Mexico, stay in Mexico. In other words, these people ought to stay in Mexico, and they couldn’t get into our country.
‘And he ended that. It’s just crazy what they did.’
During the wide-ranging interview, Trump asked whether Biden was pursuing policies out of incompetence or a pursuit of open borders.
Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on what he called Joe Biden’s failures on the border
Trump said President Joe Biden seemed to be pursuing an open border. Biden is pictured at a Memorial Day event at Veterans Memorial Park at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Sunday
The number of undocumented migrants trying to cross the US’s southern border with Mexico surged after Biden was elected last year.
Trump claimed Biden’s soft approach had encouraged waves of migrants to attempt to cross the border.
‘We had the strongest in the history of our country,’ Trump said. Very few people [crossing]. Drugs were way down. Human trafficking was almost stopped.
‘We did things that were amazing, and you take a look at what’s happening now. And let me tell you: They’re letting people from prisons. They’re opening their prisons. Their prisoners are coming in, their murderers, their drug addicts, and drug dealers, by the way.
‘And the human traffickers are coming in. They’re letting them in. They want them in. They don’t want them in their country, so they’re saying, ‘send them to the USA.’