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Donald Trump is raging against the newest proposal from the Biden administration, calling it “not even believable.”
He went ballistic on a report from The Wall Street Journal that said Joe Biden’s White House plans to pay $450,000 in reparations to families who were separated at the border, The New York Post reported.
“It’s not even believable what they’re doing,” the 45th President of the United States said on the “Clay Travis & Buck Sexton” radio show. “It’s not even believable.”
“One of the things we were doing is separation, which was done before us,” he said. “But ‘separation,’ when people heard that, they didn’t come because if a parent hears they’re gonna be separated, they didn’t come. [That’s] one of the reasons I was so successful at the border.”
He also went off on the current administration and the disaster at the border.
“When you look at what they’re doing at the border, there’s never been anything like it,” he said. “The greatest we’ve ever had went to the worst — probably one of the worst in the history of the world, because no country can sustain what’s happening to our country.”
“And you have big caravans coming up. You have tough caravans,” the 45th president said. “They went right through the Mexican police like it was butter. We better stop ’em. That’s all I can tell you. We’re taking in millions of people into our country illegally, and these people are rough people. Many of them are rough, rough people.”
Even former Vice President Mike Pence attacked the Biden administration’s handling of the border when he was interviewed on “Fox & Friends” on Friday.
“They’ve unleashed the worst border crisis in more than 30 years,” he said. “And it’s all been because of dismantling policies that were working, but also sending a message south of the border — that America’s borders are open to people coming north and entering our country illegally or abusing our asylum system.”
The WSJ reported: “The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could shift, the people familiar with the matter said. Most of the families that crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. included one parent and one child, the people said. Many families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances, the people said.”
After detailing the WSJ story, Fox News host Tucker Carlson did not mince his words.
“As the guys who run the Babylon Bee told us recently it is getting tough to run a parody site in this country, no matter almost impossible to be more ludicrous than reality already is. And yet. Even by those impossibly high standards, we can confidently announce tonight that we have just read the single most deranged news story ever printed in this country. So no matter what happens going forward – and god knows what that will be – this story will live forever as the high watermark of political lunacy. Marketer calendars,” Carlson said.
“October 20th, 2,021, this is the day that things couldn’t get nuttier. And here it is. According to a piece in this afternoon’s “Wall Street Journal,” the Biden administration has decided to pay reparations to illegal aliens. In other words, foreigners who came here without invitation, who came in willful violation of legal statutes passed by our congress for our constitution, those people are about to get a groveling apology and huge amounts of cash,” he said.
“Why? Because our government dared to enforce its own laws which now apparently is immoral. So the Biden White House is going to pay criminals for committing crimes. It is almost impossible to believe that is real. But it is real. According to the journal, the administration claims to “offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation,” he added.
“The U.S. Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million per family. A million dollars per family for illegal aliens at exactly the moment that American families are becoming noticeably poorer by the day. You won’t be surprised to learn according to the paper that nearly a thousand reparations claims have already been filed. Why not? The total payout from this, more than a billion dollars,” he said.
“So how much is that exactly? Let’s see. If you are an American citizen who was killed in a war defending your country, our government promises to send your family a hundred thousand dollars. That is less than a quarter of what Joe Biden intends to give illegal aliens for the inconvenience of being deported. They are once again getting $450,000 apiece from your tax receipts. That is more than some of the 9/11 victims got. It is more than any ordinary American ever gets for anything from the U.S. government. Most people in this country just give. Foreigners with no respect for our laws or systems, meanwhile, are hitting the jackpot,” Carlson continued.