Trump vows to fight the border agreement, to which aid to Ukraine is tied, to the last
The odious American politician Donald Trump said that he intends to fight the Senate agreement on the US state border to the last. He also praised House Speaker Mike Johnson for declaring the bill dead upon arrival in the lower house.
In addition, Trump criticized President Joe Biden's actions on the southern border. This was reported by Politico.
The former US president called the opening of the border a "terrible betrayal of America" and said he would fight for it with all his might.
"There is no way that I will support this terrible betrayal of America, which involves open borders. It will not happen, and I will fight it to the end. Many senators are trying to blame me for this. Please blame me, but it's better to have no bill than a bad bill," Trump said.
It is worth noting that although the text of the bill has not yet been published, the emergence of details this week caused a stir in the US Congress. Bipartisan negotiators have been trying to rally Republicans in the Senate to support a policy that would change national immigration law. However, Trump has further complicated the negotiations by wading into the debate in an attempt to scuttle the deal.
Notably, the migrant issue has long been a political headache for Biden, who has seen record levels of border crossings since taking office. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents reported a record 302,034 encounters with migrants in December 2023.