by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 27, 2021) — Former President Donald J. Trump told “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host Jeanine Pirro Saturday night he is contemplating a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border during the next several weeks.
Amid the focus on a growing border crisis which appears to have begun in December with the anticipated installation in the White House of Democrat Joe Biden, Trump predicted that the current the influx of illegal aliens “is going to destroy our country.”
“I don’t know what they’re doing, and they don’t know what they’re doing,” Trump told Pirro in an apparent reference to the Biden regime. “I’d love not to be involved; somebody else is supposed to be doing it.”
Biden’s DHS secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, partially blamed Trump for the border surge during interviews on last Sunday’s morning talk shows, to which Trump issued a response Sunday evening.
Trump and many others have contended that Biden “won” the November 3, 2020 presidential election only by fraud largely generated by millions of “mail-in” ballots disallowed by various state laws prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Given the unprecedented situation, elections officials in 6-7 “swing” states accepted mail-in and absentee ballots in significant numbers not normally permitted but deemed acceptable in 2020 by state courts, governors, and secretaries of state.
On December 14, 2020, the Electoral College cast a majority of its votes for Biden in an apparent reflection of each state’s popular vote amid a host of reported violations of law, including the barring of Republican observers during ballot-counting on Election Day in Pennsylvania and Michigan, among others, and mysterious boxes of ballots arriving overnight between November 3 and November 4 at some polling locations.
Over the course of the presidential-campaign cycle, at least one physician seeking office himself observed that Biden appeared to him to lack the “cognitive ability” to serve as the nation’s leader. Biden’s rare public appearances as a candidate have continued in the Oval Office as he avoided giving a press conference until this past Thursday.
During the presser, Biden held a sheet containing the photos of of journalists expected to be present as well as the questions they would ask. Even with those prompts, he faltered, lost his train of thought several times, and became irritable after faced with certain questions.
When Pirro asked Trump his time frame for visiting the border, he responded, “Over the next couple of weeks; the Border Patrol wants me to go. I don’t think there’s a rush for me to go; he’s supposed to go and make the decision” in another presumed reference to Biden.
Trump further said Biden made “a very, very bad decision with ‘Stay-in-Mexico,'” referring to Trump’s novel policy, “Remain in Mexico,” agreed to by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, requiring asylum-seekers to await disposition of their claims south of the border. “…We’re not getting along with Mexico any longer,” Trump continued. “You have a great president of Mexico who was fantastic…one of the big things, not only people, but drugs are pouring in in numbers that we’re never seen before now. We stopped it largely…”
Trump observed that his administration was close to finishing a border wall between the two nations when Biden ordered construction stopped just after taking office on January 20. The wall should be completed and the “Stay-in” policy reinstated, Trump said, “because if you don’t have that, it’s going to be a disaster.”
To that, Pirro said, “They’re not going to do that, Mr. President, and the truth is that the president and the vice president have no public plans to visit the border. Do you suspect that you will get there before they do?”
“I’m not looking at a race; I’m looking to get a problem solved,” Trump replied to Pirro. “This is going to destroy our country. You have potentially millions of people coming up over a fairly short period of time…you have criminals coming up, you have murderers, rapists, drug dealers coming up…”
Trump added that he “gets along very well” with the leaders of the Central-American countries whose people are now illegally entering the U.S. in large numbers. “But you know, they’re not looking to have their finest people leave their country…”
Pirro remarked that Obrador “criticized the Biden administration” over his approach to the border surge in contrast with Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy. “Once they say, ‘We’re letting you in,’…we already have thousands and thousands of people marching up to our border, and we don’t know who those people are and they let ’em in…once they’re here, you’re not going to get ’em out,” Trump responded. “It’s a very serious problem and getting worse.”
As for the border wall, Trump said it would have “taken a very short period of time” to complete. “They should finish the wall immediately, and that has to be #1; Stay-in-Mexico policy has to get reenacted, which isn’t that easy anymore because now Mexico’s angry at us…,” he said.
He further opined that China’s meeting with Biden’s secretary of state, Antony Blinken, and his staff on March 19 displayed a level of “disrespect” from China toward the U.S. which he had “never seen” before.
When Pirro pressed for his schedule in visiting the border, Trump responded, “Well, I don’t want to set a schedule, but over the next few weeks I guess I’ll go. I’m not sure that I really should do it other than the fact that I have such respect for the Border Patrol and for ICE, and these people are dying for leadership…You have to see the squalor, the children, and frankly, people that have come in to the country…the dirt and the filth of those places; that’s why they’re not letting the press there. And frankly, if that were me, the press would be going crazy. It’s a very dangerous situation; it’s horrible for our country; they’re going to destroy our country.”