Texas Gov. Greg Abbott listens to President Donald Trump’s address during a tour to an unfinished section of the border wall on June 30, 2021 in Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
UPDATED 6:52 PM PT – Wednesday, June 30, 2021
President Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday. The two visited Weslaco, Texas, where Trump held a roundtable with the governor and later visited a portion of unfinished border wall.
During the roundtable, the president said the country is in a “sick state,” citing the state of the southern border under Joe Biden and the integrity of the 2020 elections. “But we have a sick country in many ways. It’s sick in elections and it’s sick on the border,” said Trump. “If you don’t have good elections and if you don’t have a strong border, you don’t have a country.
Trump touted his own handling of the southern border, pointing out the border now is more dangerous than it has ever been, especially compared with the historically low numbers while he was president. He also added, at this point it is unlikely things will go back to the way they were under his administration.
Since entering the White House, Biden had done a number of things to peel back Trump’s border policies. This including halting the construction of the southern border wall and ending Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program.
Later in the day, Trump and Abbott both traveled to a segment of border wall where the 45th president briefly tore into Democrats for running disastrous elections. “Biden is destroying our country and it all started with a fake election,” stated Trump.
Trump then took aim at the trafficking crisis on the southern border, saying it was almost a non-issue under his leadership. “We stopped them. And the drug dealers, we did a job like nobody thought was possible,” said Trump.
Since May of last year, there has been a 700 percent increase in illegal border crossings.