Former US President Donald Trump has denounced the US-Mexico border deal as “a disaster waiting to happen,” The Hill reported.
In a Saturday morning post on Truth Social, Trump called the southern border the “worst” in the “history of the world” and claimed the US could suffer another terrorist attack.
Trump wrote on Truth Social: “Just 3 years ago we had the strongest and most secure border in US history. Today we face disaster. It’s the worst border in the history of the world, an open wound in our history. once a great country.”
He said, “Terrorists are pouring in, unchecked, from all over the world. There is now a 100% chance of major terrorist attacks in the US. Close the borders!”
Trump continued his messages to congressional Republicans that they should hold off on reaching a bipartisan deal on the southern border, according to The Hill.
“A bad border deal is far worse than no border deal,” Trump wrote in another post on Truth Social.
As The Hill reports, the former president’s stance on the current Senate deliberations on aid to Ukraine and other countries and border issues is making it difficult for lawmakers to reach an agreement. It has also outraged lawmakers in both parties as they address the former president’s influence on the Republican Party.
A deal negotiated in Congress would require the US to close the border if roughly 5,000 migrants cross illegally on any given day. Some one-day totals topped 10,000 last year.
According to CNN, US President Joe Biden is taking tougher border measures, including closing the US-Mexico border, marking a major shift from his first days in office.
Biden took office promising to restore asylum and manage the border in a “humane” manner. But his administration has faced harsh realities and challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border amid record migration across the Western Hemisphere, making it a political vulnerability that Republicans have seized on, according to CNN.
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