Trump: Biden Is 'Destroying Our Country’ with Border Policies
'My policies were working better than they’ve ever seen on the southern border'
Donald Trump has warned that Joe Biden's border policies are “destroying our country” and predicted the current crisis would worsen.
Speaking during an interview on Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo noted Biden had overturned many of Trump’s border policies such as stopping construction of the border wall.
“Do you believe this would not have happened had he not overturned your policies?” she asked Trump.
“My policies were working better than they’ve ever seen on the southern border.
“The wall was almost complete. We just had to fix little sections, complete little sections that had to be together.”
“But they’re destroying our country,” Trump continued.
“People are coming by the hundreds of thousands. Young children are coming in, and they leave their homes, and they come up because they think it’s going to be so wonderful, and frankly, our country can’t handle it.”
“It is a crisis like we’ve rarely had, and certainly we’ve never had on the border,” Trump added.
Former President Trump on the crisis at the border:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 16, 2021
"My policies were working better than they've ever seen on the southern border... but they [Biden admin] are destroying our country." pic.twitter.com/CEeNEC4wBB
“But it’s going to get much worse," Trump warned.
"I mean, what you’re seeing now is very bad, record numbers, but it’s going to get much, much worse.
"With a little bit of time, you’ll see those numbers expand at a level like you’ve never seen before.”
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed Trump's policies for the crisis at the border.
"What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest."
"I’m so pleased that the president, as a temporary measure, has sent FEMA to the border to help facilitate the children going from one 72-hour issue where they are cared for as they are transferred into family homes or homes that are safe for them to be."
Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas begged for help from volunteers at the United States Southern Border as DHS struggles to cope with a surge in migrants.
Mayorkas asked DHS staff to volunteer to help deal with what he conceded was an "overwhelming" number of migrants at the border.
The news comes as Joe Biden's administration scrambles to deal with the escalating crisis.
"Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border," Mayorkas told staff in an email.