The 45th President issued a statement Wednesday via email from his “Save America” PAC following the news that Kamala Harris will travel to El Paso, Texas, on Friday alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Harris was tapped more than three months ago to be border czar.
Following the announcement of Harris’ trip to the border, former President Donald Trump said his planned border trip with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and the Republican Study Committee was what finally pushed Harris to make the journey down south, to “see the tremendous destruction and death” caused by Biden’s policies.
“After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they’ve created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies,” President Trump said.
“Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history,” he pointed out.
“If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!” Trump suggested.
Harris, who visited Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month as part of her first foreign visit in office, was pressed with questions about going to see the US-Mexico border in person. Continued Below
Harris told NBC News’ Lester Holt on “Today” in Guatemala, “At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” — 1,308 miles away from the US-Mexico crossing.
“We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border,” Harris said, to which Holt replied, “You haven’t been to the border.”
Harris, seeming to laugh at her own joke, responded: “And I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.” Continued Below
New York Post reported:
President Trump announced in a statement on June 15 that he will be visiting “our Nation’s decimated Southern Border” at the end of the month.
Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s email statement: