Trump Could Visit Border 'Soon' As Pressure Builds on Biden to Tackle Crisis
Congressional Republicans are visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to take stock of the immigration situation for themselves, and it's possible that former President Donald Trump could be making a trip in the future.
Immigration and border security was a staple of Trump's campaign and presidency, and President Joe Biden worked swiftly to dismantle the policies of his predecessor. With record-high numbers of children now in border custody, Biden has faced heavy criticism for his approach to immigration, and Republicans continue to venture to the southern border as a contrast to Biden's lack of a trip.
"I could see him doing that soon," Jason Miller, a senior advisor to Trump, told Michael Berry on his podcast on Thursday, when discussing whether the former president could make a trip to the border. "Not immediately but I could see a trip, some point in the future here, but it is something that [former] President Trump is really concerned about."
Trump visited the border wall during his final days in office and the reason he hasn't gone since, according to Miller, is because he wanted to let Biden "fail on his own." Miller added that there was a "very fine line" between criticizing someone on policies and showboating. He also said that Trump didn't want his trip to give Biden an opportunity to downplay the situation—which Miller called an "absolute disaster"—and say that Trump was "making a scene out of this."