Former President Trump on Monday railed against the Senate bipartisan border deal, saying that the legislation is unnecessary and will only make the border worse.
Trump has been blasting the border deal for days as negotiators on both sides of the aisle hammer out the final details of the legislation. A handful of Republican senators have pushed back on his criticism, arguing that it’s not Trump’s place to weigh in on the border deal.
“A Border Bill is not necessary to stop the millions of people, many from jails and mental institutions located all over the World, that are POURING INTO OUR COUNTRY. It is an INVASION the likes of which no Country has ever had to endure. It is not sustainable or affordable, and will, under Crooked Joe Biden, ONLY GET WORSE,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
He then suggested that Democrats are using the border deal as a way to blame Republicans for the border crisis.
“I had the safest and most secure Border in U.S. History,” Trump continued. “I didn’t need a “Bill!” They are using this horrific Senate Bill as a way of being able to put the BORDER DISASTER onto the shoulders of the Republicans. The Democrats BROKE THE BORDER, they should fix it. NO LEGISLATION IS NEEDED, IT’S ALREADY THERE!!!”
Trump told his supporters in a rally over the weekend that he was fine with Republicans blaming him if the bipartisan border deal tanks. Earlier that day, he slammed the border deal as a “catastrophe waiting to happen” in a series of Truth Social posts.
Some Republican senators have criticized Trump’s comments on the deal, including Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who said it was “immoral” for Republicans to sink the deal to help the former president. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said Sunday on “Fox News Sunday” that Trump had no influence in the border negotiations.