“What they’re doing at this level, you’re not going to have a country left [by 2024],” says former president.
The former US president has recently gotten back in the rally saddle as part of a larger effort to boost the attention of his supporters ahead of the 2024 election cycle. However, despite the latest string of rallies, he has yet to announce whether he will officially contend in the looming presidential cycle.
Former US President Donald Trump urged US voters to give their support to the Republican party in upcoming elections, should they want to keep their country, underscoring that a vote for the Democrats would send the nation into what he described as a downward spiral.
The American president addressed his supporters during a highly-anticipated Saturday rally in Perry, Georgia. Some commentators had suggested that the event would see Trump declare his intent to run in 2024, however, that was not the case.
The weekend rally touched on a variety of topics that ranged from the Biden administration’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, surging border crisis in Del Rio and, of course, the Arizona audit results, which recently reconfirmed that US President Joe Biden had bested Trump.
Trump took his first shot at the Biden White House by laying straight into the latest developments in Del Rio, telling the crowd that the “country is being turned into a migrant camp” before stating that “American sovereignty is being extinguished” by left-wing policies that have – according to Trump – allowed for the migrant surge.
“What they’re doing at this level, you’re not going to have a country left [by 2024],” Trump told the crowd. “No greater catastrophe – that what’s happening at the southern border.”
“This would never ever be happening if I were president,” the former president added, before going on to blast thet criticism dealt to Border Patrol agents who were photographed violently attacking Haitian migrants.
Trump continued his remarks by stating that migrants “didn’t come” to the US-Mexico border while he was in office because they knew it “was not worth the trip.”
Data provided by the Pew Research Center has indicated that border crossings at the US’ southern border had been high during the Trump years, but those figures eventually underwent a sharp decline in fiscal 2020 as a result of new strategies the administration used to handle asylum cases.
The Saturday rally also saw Trump claim that countries were “emptying their prisons” into the US.
“Now every [few] months we have hundreds of thousands coming in,” the former president told a cheering crowd. “This is an invasion.”