The former president claimed, byvoorbeeld, that he finished the border wall and ‘all Joe Biden had to do was paint it’
Donald Trump lashed out at his successor’s border policies, calling Joe Biden’s agenda “depraved” while making a number of dubious claims about his own immigration record in a new op-ed, ahead of a visit on Wednesday to the US-Mexico border in Texas.
“These policies are utterly depraved — the actions of someone who by all indications wants to completely abolish America’s southern border,” Mr Trump wrote in the Washington Times op Woensdag, toevoeging, “This is perhaps the first time in world history a nation has purposely and systematically dismantled its own defenses to invite millions of foreign migrants to enter its territory and break its laws.” In fact, the Biden administration has kept many Trump-era immigration policies or phased them out slowly, and the highly militarized US immigration system is far, far from allowing open borders. Among the many distortions in the op-ed include Mr Trump’s description of perhaps his signature promise: building a wall spanning the US-Mexico border. Op die ou end, the administration only built about 80 miles of new barriers where none was built before, in some cases leaving surreal, half-built slabs of wall in the middle the desert where construction ceased as the Biden administration took over.
“When I was president, I delivered on my promise to build a border wall to protect our country,” the former president claims in the piece. “All Joe Biden had to do was paint it.”