Biden Fires Back at Trump’s Border Comments, Says He Sabotaged Deal

(NEW) President of the United States Joe Biden delivers remarks on a possible default of the debt in a speech at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. May 10, 2023. U.S. President Joe Biden discusses why Congress must avoid default immediately and without conditions, and how the House Republican Default on America Act will cut veterans’ health care visits, teachers and school support staffs, and Meals on Wheels for seniors. Credit: Kyle Mazza/TheNews2

President Joe Biden sarcastically responded to former President Donald Trump’s recent comments on Biden’s new executive order on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis. Donald Trump has shown much vigilance since his term in office over the U.S.-Mexico border on who or what can cross through into America legally. S much so, that in his early days as President, Trump began to build the infamous border wall which is still not complete. During Biden’s current standing in office, many claim that America now faces an immigration crisis, as since 2021, 2 million migrants per year have entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico. 

Recently, President Joe Biden has ordered an executive action to close the border at a maximum of 2,500 illegal migrant crossings per day, but filled with exceptions. Former President Trump criticized Biden’s order in an interview with Newsmax by calling the order “weak”, and “pathetic”. Trump also stated that the executive order would not stop the “invasion”, and that the order was mainly for public relations. Trump further stated that the order should have been enforced three and a half years ago, and would have prevented millions from entering the country illegally. 

In an ABC News interview following Trump’s comments, Biden fired back at his upcoming election opponent, rhetorically asking if Trump was referring to himself when he made the comments. Biden then referred to the Senate-led bipartisan border bill that would have had Biden close the border earlier, which GOP officials had dismissed.  Biden stated that Americans knew of the situation, in which the President claimed that Trump had told GOP members to not support the bill as it would help Biden and hurt Trump. 

On Thursday, the New York Post reported that tens of thousands of illegal migrants could be exempt from the President’s new executive order if their homeland countries had not agreed to take the migrants back after deportation processes.