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Joe Biden is still clearly not ready to talk about Donald Trump.
While speaking to reporters on Sunday evening, Biden was asked about reports that Trump is considering holding a press conference at the U.S.-Mexico border to highlight the crisis under the Biden administration.
A reporter asked Biden: “Mr. President, we have seen Republican senators at the border. Former President Trump says he’s been asked by some border patrol agents to go to the border, do you think that would be productive? And any timetable on when you might go?”
“We are putting in place a plan that I feel very confident about,” Biden replied. “And, and, uh, I don’t care what the other guy does.”
Trump’s senior aide Jason Miller said the 45th president may visit the border “soon.”
“I could see him doing that soon,” Miller said about a possible Trump visit to the border region. “Not immediately, but I could see a trip, some point in the future here, but it is something that [former] President Trump is really concerned about.”
“I think there’s a very fine line between calling someone out on their policies and then appearing to do something that’s showboating,” Miller said.
Trump called into Fox News last week and tore into Biden.
During the phone interview on “The Faulkner Focus,” Trump ripped the Biden administration over the migrant surge at the U.S. border, arguing that the Biden administration is “destroying our country.”
He also said that Democrats are bringing violence from other countries into the U.S.
“You have a lot of bad people coming into our country and they’re [the Biden administration] is doing nothing about it,” Trump said, noting that murderers and sex traffickers are among those currently entering the U.S.
“It’s crazy,” Trump added.
Trump said he is speaking out about the situation at the border because he wants “to do what’s right.”
The first two months of 2021 have seen more border encounters by CBP than in corresponding months of any of the past three years.
There were over 100,000 border encounters in February.
The Biden administration’s border crisis has gotten so bad that even CNN is calling them out for it.
An explosive CNN report revealed children detained in an overcrowded government-run tent facility at the US-Mexico border say they haven’t been able to shower for days or contact their parents.
Some children get to shower about once a week and sometimes soap runs out, with only shampoo available, she said. One child told Welch she hadn’t showered in six days.
Things are so bad that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is asking DHS staff to “volunteer” to help deal with what he conceded was an “overwhelming” number of migrants at the border.
Earlier this week, Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin broke from Biden and called the migrant surge a crisis that needs to be fixed.
“Whatever message was sent — it was sure interpreted the wrong way,” he said. “It’s a crisis — oh it’s a crisis.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also did not mince his words this week when discussing Biden’s handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border — and he’s laying the blame on Democrats.
During an interview on Fox News, McConnell flat-out said that Biden “owns” the border crisis, and that, “It is, by definition, an emergency.”
“My definition of a crisis is when you send the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which only goes to emergencies, down to the border,” McConnell said.
“It is, by definition, an emergency. This administration walked away from the policy of the previous administration (which) was able to negotiate with the Mexican government, where people are detained on the other side of the border,” he added.