Former President Donald Trump recently lashed out at Republican-controlled states to send National Guard troops to Texas to help Gov. Greg Abbott repel an “invasion” at the southern border.
The Republican frontrunner started Truth Social on Thursday evening, accusing President Joe Biden of “aiding and abetting a massive invasion of millions of illegal migrants.”
Texas is clashing with the Biden administration over the installation of razor wire along the southern border to deter migrants from crossing. Border agents have claimed the razor wire is impeding their ability to safely apprehend undocumented migrants.
Trump wrote to his followers on Truth Social, “When I was President, we had the most secure Border in History. Joe Biden has surrendered our Border and is aiding and abetting a massive Invasion of millions of Illegal Migrants into the United States. Instead of fighting to protect our Country from this onslaught, Biden is, unbelievably, fighting to tie the hands of Governor Abbott and the State of Texas, so that the Invasion continues unchecked.”
He added, “In the face of this National Security, Public Safety, and Public Health Catastrophe, Texas has rightly invoked the Invasion Clause of the Constitution, and must be given full support to repel the Invasion.”
Trump finished off his message with a call to states to deploy their National Guard forces to prevent more migrants from crossing the border:
We encourage all willing States to deploy their guards to Texas to prevent the entry of Illegals, and to remove them back across the Border. All Americans should support the commonsense measures by Texas authorities to protect the Safety, Security, and Sovereignty of Texas, and of the American people. When I am President, on Day One, instead of fighting Texas, I will work hand in hand with Governor Abbott and other Border States to Stop the Invasion, Seal the Border, and Rapidly Begin the Largest Domestic Deportation Operation in History. Those Biden has let in should not get comfortable because they will be going home.
The Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that Border Patrol can remove razor wire installed by the state’s National Guard. However, in response, Abbott has ordered troops to install more barriers along the border.