Donald Trump has called on President Biden to issue an apology following the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to waive 26 federal laws to allow the construction of a border wall in Texas. Here’s the full story.
This move by the Biden administration comes in response to reports of increased “high illegal entry” in Starr County.
Trump expressed his views on this development through his Truth Social platform.
In his statement, Trump highlighted the environmental aspects of the decision, accusing Biden of breaking “every environmental law in the book” to validate Trump’s approach when he was in office.
Trump wrote, “So interesting to watch Crooked Joe Biden break every environmental law in the book to prove that I was right when I built 560 miles … of a brand new, beautiful border wall.”
Wheels and Walls
“As I have stated often, over thousands of years, there are only two things that have consistently worked, wheels, and walls!” he added.
The former president continued by questioning Biden’s handling of immigration issues and the delay in addressing border security concerns.
Trump raised concerns about the influx of illegal immigrants, noting that they came from “places unknown.”
Biden Owes an Apology
He wrote, “Will Joe Biden apologize to me and America for taking so long to get moving, and allowing our country to be flooded with 15 million illegal immigrants?”
Trump concluded by writing, “I will await his apology!”
The decision to waive federal laws and proceed with border wall construction has sparked controversy and opposition among supporters of the Biden administration.
During his 2020 presidential campaign, President Biden promised that “not another foot” of the border wall would be built if he assumed office.
Funds Can Only Used to Build the Wall
However, the appropriation of funds for the border wall had already been established before Biden’s presidency.
Biden addressed this issue in a statement, explaining that he attempted to redirect the allocated funds but was constrained by existing legal provisions.
Biden Can’t Stop That
He said, “I’ll answer one question on the border wall: The border wall – the money was appropriated for the border wall. I tried to get them to reappropriate it, to redirect that money. They didn’t, they wouldn’t. And in the meantime, there’s nothing under the law other than they have to use the money for what it was appropriated. I can’t stop that.”
Border Security Policy
Biden’s immigration and border security policies have been a recurring subject of discussion and scrutiny during his presidency.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced criticism for her assertion that illegal immigration had significantly decreased under the Biden administration, with some accusing her of spreading misinformation.
The Biden Administration
She said, “He has tools that he’s used to make sure we do this. We actually deal with the immigration system in a humane way, in a way that actually deals with what we’re seeing at the border. When it comes to illegal immigration, you’ve seen it come down by more than 90 percent. And that’s because of this, the actions that this president has taken.”
The Public Expressed Their Views
Several commenters shared their thoughts on the incident.
One commenter wrote, “Apologies for what? Biden didn’t do him any favors. He should instead be congratulating Biden for trying to finish the job!”
Trump Built No Border Wall
Another user added, “Trump built almost no border wall and what he did build fell over in a light breeze. Also, and this part is key, his entire border wall campaign was a grift which is why Steve Bannon went to prison for fraud and needed a pardon from him.”
Trump Owes the American People an Apology
A third user commented, “No one’s giving a lifelong criminal fraudster who tried to overthrow our government & elections to become dictator an apology for nothing. He owes the American people an apology, needs to drop out of race (running to interfere in investigations) and go to prison.”
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