“Toughest and Fairest Reforms Ever,” Says President
Speaking to a Las Vegas audience, President Trump expressed his opposition to the recently negotiated border security deal, claiming that it would actually exacerbate the ongoing migrant crisis. Despite labeling the potential reforms as the “toughest and fairest” in the country’s history, the President argued that the bill was not designed to halt illegal immigration, but rather to continue the “invasion of America” while sending billions of dollars to foreign countries, including Ukraine.
Emergency Authority to Shut Down the Border
If passed into law, the proposed bill would grant President Trump new emergency authority to close the border when overwhelmed. Emphasizing his commitment to securing the border, the President declared that he would exercise this authority on the very day the bill is signed into law. Trump dismissed President Biden’s claim that executive power was required for sweeping changes, asserting that he himself had successfully implemented border control measures using existing laws and the assistance of Border Patrol.
No Support for the “Horrible Open-Border Betrayal”
Asserting his staunch opposition, Trump unequivocally stated that there was “zero chance” he would support the border security deal. Describing it as a “horrible open-border betrayal of America,” he vowed to fight against it at every step. The President expressed his preference for no bill over a flawed one, echoing sentiments shared by House Speaker Mike Johnson, who declared the bill “dead on arrival” in the House. Trump remained resolute, asserting that either a strong bill or no bill at all should be pursued.
Contributor: Fox News Digital’s Timothy H.J. Nerozzi