Speaking at an event on border security in Texas with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX), Republican members of Congress, and law enforcement officials, former President Donald Trump questioned whether President Joe Biden and his administration actually wanted open borders.
“I mean the real question is, do they really want open borders? Or are they incompetent?” Trump asked.
Trump recalled his own administration’s efforts to secure the border and to slow the flow of migrants coming into the United States through a series of diplomatic agreements with Latin American countries. He said that under his administration, the U.S. had the most secure border in history.
“Now it’s opened up and don’t kid yourself, they’re coming in from the Middle East and they’re coming in and they’re bad,” Trump said. “We did a hell of a job. And we had it down to really a science, it was down to a point where people just weren’t getting in unless they came in legally,” Trump recalled.
“There’s only two things,” he added. “You’re either incompetent or for some reason you have a screw loose and you want to have open borders.” Why can’t it be both?