Trump lavishes praise on the governor of Texas for his power grab at the border. On the 27th of January, Las Vegas, Nevada: President Donald Trump, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and a former president of the United States, delivers a speech during a campaign rally held at Big League Dreams Las Vegas on January 27, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ahead of the Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada, which will take place on February 8, Trump is now campaigning in the state. (Image courtesy of Getty Images and David Becker)
LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — In an intensifying dispute over immigration, former President Donald Trump lavished praise on Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday for refusing to grant the Biden administration permission to remove razor-wire off a favorite corridor for migrants who are illegally entering the United States during the administration of Vice President Joe Biden.
During a speech that was mostly centered on border security, President Trump stated that Texas needs to be provided with full support in its efforts to discourage migrants along the border between the United States and Mexico. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow federal agents to cut or remove the sharp metal barrier, the state is imposing restrictions on the United States Border Patrol.
“When I am president, rather than trying to send Texas a restraining order, I will send them reinforcements,” Trump said to a gathering of supporters in Las Vegas, where he held a rally on an indoor soccer field in a neighborhood that was predominantly Latino. Instead of engaging in conflict with border states, I will make use of every resource, instrument, and authority that the President of the United States possesses to protect the United States of America from the terrible invasion that is currently taking place.
He avoided discussing the conviction that was handed down by a jury in a defamation lawsuit on Friday. The verdict ordered him to pay an additional $83.3 million to writer E. Jean Carroll, whom he referred to as a liar for accusing him of sexual assault. Trump mostly avoided commenting about the verdict.
As he faces 91 criminal charges in four indictments accusing him of trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election, mishandling classified documents, and arranging payoffs to a porn star, the former president, who is getting closer to securing the Republican presidential nomination, stated that he was the victim of the Biden administration trying to weaponize law enforcement against him. He is also getting closer to securing the nomination for the Republican presidential nomination.
According to what he said, “What they are doing with elections and interference in elections is an example of what they are doing with yourself.” “Take a look at what happened yesterday and take a look at all of this nonsense that is going on, but we continue to move forward, we just keep going, and ultimately, everything works out.”
Annabelle Weislocher, a nurse who resigned from the Navy and the Air Force Reserve, expressed her belief that the charges against Trump are attempts to weaken him and deplete him of his resources. Weislocher is 51 years old.
He is aware that he is in charge. They are aware of his strength. As she put it, “And they are doing everything in their power to bring him down.” “That is exactly what they are attempting to do, seize his money in the mistaken belief that he will not have the funding to campaign. That is the objective.”
Since he first competed for the presidency in 2016, Trump’s support among Hispanics has increased. This point was driven home by him on Saturday, when he said that he was doing very well in that voter group, which drew enormous shouts from the audience.
The candidate for the Republican party stated that Hispanic and Black families are the ones that suffer the most as a result of the influx of migrants into the country. He also stated that President Joe Biden should not have terminated the limits that were put in place under the Trump administration to discourage migration.
“I’ll get it solved and I’ll get it solved and start the process on day one — on day one, we will start that process,” he said. “That’s why we’re going to win the record share of Latino votes.”
The historic number of migrants arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico during Biden’s term is one of the main challenges of his reelection campaign.
Immigration was a top issue during Iowa’s Republican caucuses earlier this month, when Trump won. An AP Vote Cast survey found about 9 in 10 caucus Goers backed building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with about 7 in 10 expressing strong support for the idea.
Rob Williams, a 25-year-old voter who attended the Las Vegas rally, said he was glad Texas was defying the Biden administration over immigration.
“The good Texan people are stepping up to the plate, other states as well,” he said. “They’re going to show the fight over there in Texas.”