During a recent town hall event in Iowa, former President Donald Trump expounded on what he thinks must be done to defend the border and explained what his plans are for defending it if he wins the 2024 election. According to former President Trump during the town hall, America has “no choice” but to embark on carrying out the largest deportation effort in American history.
Particularly, former President Trump argued that the massive flow of illegal immigrants over the southern border and into the United States is not sustainable for our country. So, he argued, something has to be done to not just stem the tide, but to start to reverse it and send back the migrants who have poured into America under President Biden’s Administration.
Beginning his comments to the Iowa voters, Trump noted the almost-unbelievable scale of the illegal migrant crisis, which is millions upon million of migrants, and argued that the vast scale of the situation makes it an unsustainable one for America. He said, “We have millions and millions of people here. It is not sustainable.”
Continuing, Trump then pointed to a recent, shocking situation in New York City, where migrants were quartered in the gym of a school and the regular students of the school were forced to do online classes while the city government temporarily housed the illegal immigrants in the school. Trump, referencing that story, said, “Did you see in New York City with it getting the regular students out? And they’re putting migrants in their place.”
For reference, the illegal immigrants were quartered in the school because a storm with up to 70 mph winds was expected and they were living in a tent shelter, so the city thought moving them indoors would be prudent given the weather conditions and potential problems for the illegal immigrants in the tent shelter stemming from it.
Mayor Eric Adams, in a statement on the decision and why New York City made it, said, “While families are already in the process of temporarily being relocated, the city will ensure that essential services and the highest level of support are provided to all impacted by this decision.”
In any case, former President Trump then argued that the scale of the crisis means that a massive deportation effort is necessary and that America has “no choice” in the matter. He said, “We are going to have the largest deportation effort in the history of our country. We’re bringing everybody back to where they came from. We have no choice. We have no choice.”
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Trump also pledged to start paying down the debt and justified his first administration’s COVID-19-era spending during the town hall, saying, “I say very simply, we were starting to pay down debt. We were going to pay down a lot of debt when COVID came along. If I didn’t inject this country with money, you would have had a depression, the likes of which you have never seen.”
Continuing, he further justified the immense spending, saying, “You had to inject money. We gave businesses that were going bankrupt, temporarily bankrupt, but they needed money. We helped businesses. If I didn’t do that, you would have had a depression in this country. That was a very good investment. And now what they should be doing instead of the kind of debt that they’re building at record levels, they should be paying down their debt and they ought to go into the energy business instead of this green new scam business that they’re in.”
Watch that here:
Trump on his COVID record and the national debt: "We were starting to pay down debt when COVID came along. If I didn't inject this country with money, we would have had a depression the likes of which you've never seen." pic.twitter.com/SNL715NkYP
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