Biden is losing bad right now.
Former President Trump criticized President Biden for his recent decision to allow the construction of a border wall in South Texas. Trump expressed his anticipation for an apology from the current president.
In transcript provided by The Hill, in a Truth Social post on Thursday, Trump questioned whether Joe Biden would apologize to him and the American people for the delay in taking action against the influx of approximately 15 million undocumented immigrants from unknown origins. He stated, “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, from places unknown? I will await his apology!”
The Department of Homeland Security had announced on Wednesday that it would bypass 26 federal laws to permit the construction of a border wall in Starr County, Texas, due to the high levels of illegal entry in the area. This marked the first instance of the current administration utilizing an executive power that had been frequently employed by Trump to fund border projects.
Trump commented on this move, noting the irony of Biden seemingly disregarding environmental regulations to validate Trump’s earlier decisions regarding border wall construction. Trump emphasized his belief that wheels and walls have consistently proven effective over thousands of years.
During his presidency, Trump redirected billions of dollars from defense and military construction funds toward the wall, a key promise from his 2016 campaign. When Congress declined to fully fund the project, he resorted to using emergency powers.
Upon taking office in 2021, Biden revoked the state of emergency declared by Trump at the southern border and redirected funds to their original purposes or towards repairing environmental damage caused by wall construction.
Biden’s approach to immigration and border security has been met with criticism from various quarters. However, in recent weeks, the White House has intensified its efforts. This includes extending temporary protection status to nearly half a million Venezuelan nationals residing in the United States, a move aimed at making it easier for them to obtain employment authorization. Additionally, the administration sent an additional 800 troops to assist with the influx of migrants at the southern border.
The Department of Defense has also deployed approximately 2,500 state National Guard personnel, alongside 24,000 Customs and Border Protection agents and officers, and 2,600 non-uniformed officers, according to information from the White House last month.