Trump, in his Monday morning tirade, attacked the bipartisan Senate border bill, which would limit asylum claims and close the southern border to illegal crossings after a certain number of encounters per day, describing it as a “great gift to the Democrats, and a Death Wish for The Republican Party.”
“Only a fool, or a Radical Left Democrat, would vote for this terrible border bill. It’s ridiculous that we have the right to close the border now, which needs to be done, and the shutdown authority only comes after 5,000 encounters per day.” Trump wrote on Truth Social. In the past few weeks, as information regarding the pact has started to surface, some of Trump’s surrogates have made such claims.
On Sunday night, senators unveiled a finalised agreement on tougher immigration and border policy; it is expected to be voted on in an uncertain floor session later this week.
Before this, Trump had promised to oppose the measure “all the way.”
This terrible, open-borders betrayal of America has absolutely no chance of having my support as our party’s leader. “I’ll fight it all the way,” Trump declared last month during a Nevada campaign event. He added that it won’t happen. He also spoke highly of House Speaker Mike Johnson, who had already pronounced the measure “dead on arrival” when it reached the chamber.
Trump and his supporters have been working around the clock to derail the measure, which President Joe Biden—whom Trump is likely to face in the 2020 presidential election—wants passed.
In a statement released on Sunday night, Biden praised the bill, stating that it would strengthen border security, improve the fairness of the asylum process, and provide much-needed aid to U.S. partners worldwide, including Israel and Ukraine.
House Republicans must now make a decision. Does their goal include resolving the issue? Otherwise, will they cease tinkering with the border for political purposes? The decision is mine. I’ll take care of the issue. Securing the border is my top priority,” Biden declared.