In an exclusive interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo President Trump finally opened up regarding the ongoing crisis at the border which has unfolded over the past six weeks.
President Trump’s Bombshell Interview
Trump has kept uncharacteristically quiet since leaving the White House but stated plainly during the interview that the Biden-Harris regime has “eroded” the tough policies that he introduced to stem the flood of illegal immigrants over the border.
President Trump told Bartiromo:
“They are destroying our country.”
“People are coming in by the hundreds of thousands. Young children are coming in and they leave their homes and they come up because they think it is going to be so wonderful.
“And, frankly, our country can’t handle it.”
President Trump went on to explain, “It is a crisis like we have rarely had and certainly we have never had on the border. But it is going to get much worse. What we are seeing now is very bad – record numbers. But, it is going to get much, much worse with a little bit of time. You will see those numbers expand at a level like you have never seen before.”
“They’re coming in from all foreign countries, I see they’re coming in from Yemen, they’re coming in from the middle east, they’re coming in from everywhere. They’re dropping them off and they’re pouring into our country. It’s a disgrace, they’re going to destroy our country if they don’t do something about it.”
Bartiromo added Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that “The Cartels view Biden as the migrant’s President”. This is the same President whom Trump described saying “I have great respect for the President of Mexico, he’s a great gentleman” and lauded Obrador for deploying 28,000 troops to their American Border and clamping down on their southern border with Guatemala and Belize.
President Trump described the working relationship his administration developed with President Obrador before concluding the interview,
“We had it really down to a good system. as the wall was finished they could remove soldiers but they still had the same 28,000 and we had a great relationship. They understood that I was playing with tariffs if they didn’t do that, but we never had to do that to Mexico. Because the relationship that we developed was very, very good, very close.”
The Situation From The Mexican Side With Obrador Struggling to Work With Biden
Confirming Bartiromo’s comment, according to Reuters,
“They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,”
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke out about Biden March 2nd after a virtual meeting with him. Obrador also called for a more proactive, comprehensive, cooperative response similar to what he experienced with President Trump “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.” Obrador seemed to describe the Biden administration’s response as largely reactionary.
A Mexican official, unnamed for their safety told Reuters,
“Organized crime began changing its modus operandi “from the day Biden took office” and now exhibited “unprecedented” levels of sophistication.
That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed.
“Migrants have become a commodity,” the official said, arguing they were now as valuable as drugs for the gangs. “But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone. If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.”
Opinions south of the border seem as split as they are here in America though as Mexico has officially praised Biden for “offering a pathway to citizenship to millions of U.S. residents of Mexican origin, and for rolling back Trump-era policies that sent U. S. asylum seekers back to Mexico to await their court hearings.” As the situation at the border deteriorates with larger and more brazen drug and human smuggling busts combine with internal political instability in Mexico, President Obrador must walk a fine line as at home as well. He must outwardly praise Biden-Harris while simultaneously struggling to keep the relationship afloat.