Trump defended his own performance as President and said he had left Biden a strong platform during an interview with Dick Morris on
‘If he would have done nothing, we would have had right now the strongest border in history,’ Trump told the rightwing cable network.
‘All he had to do is nothing.’
Trump said his tough approach on immigration had successfully staunched the flow of illegal migrants from Central America.
‘I had everything worked out with the other countries, whether it’s Guatamala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico,’ Trump said.
‘And even Mexico, stay in Mexico. In other words, these people ought to stay in Mexico, and they couldn’t get into our country.
‘And he ended that. It’s just crazy what they did.’
During the wide-ranging interview, Trump said he wondered whether Biden was pursuing policies out of incompetence or a pursuit of open borders by stealth.
Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on what he called Joe Biden’s failures on the border
Trump said President Joe Biden seemed to be pursuing an open border. Biden is pictured at a Memorial Day event at Veterans Memorial Park at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Sunday
Migrants with children cross Rio Bravo from Mexico to the US on May 21, 2021 in Ciudad Juarez Mexico. According to unofficial estimates approximately 200,000 migrants have crossed into the United States along the southern border since February 2021
The number of undocumented migrants trying to cross the US’s southern border with Mexico surged after Biden was elected last year.
According to unofficial estimates approximately 200,000 migrants have crossed into the United States along the southern border since February 2021.
Trump claimed Biden’s soft approach had encouraged waves of migrants to attempt to cross the border.
‘We had the strongest in the history of our country,’ Trump said.
‘Very few people. Drugs were way down. Human trafficking was almost stopped.
‘We did things that were amazing, and you take a look at what’s happening now. And let me tell you: They’re letting people from prisons. They’re opening their prisons. Their prisoners are coming in, their murderers, their drug addicts, and drug dealers, by the way.
‘And the human traffickers are coming in. They’re letting them in. They want them in. They don’t want them in their country, so they’re saying, ‘send them to the USA.’
Trump also attacked Biden’s record on North Korea, claiming his ‘very good relationship’ with Kim Jong Un had helped stave off the nuclear threat from the secretive Asian nation.
‘We were getting along. And now he’s very hostile toward Biden and the administration, very hostile, very, very hostile,’ said Trump.
Elsewhere, Biden’s diplomatic efforts had contributed to a deteriorating security situation in the Middle East, Trump said.
‘I think what’s happened to Israel is one of the great injustices,’ he said.
‘If you look back 10 or 12 years ago, Israel was so protected by Congress. Congress loved Israel.
‘Now, especially if you looked at the House, the House doesn’t like Israel. The House is protective of anything other than Israel.’
Trump also addressed the Derek Chauvin murder conviction, women in transgender sports and Fox News during the wide-ranging 30-minute interview.