Trump At Ohio Rally: ‘Wonderful Kids’ Endangered By ‘Stupid’ Border Policies


Former President Donald Trump, at his first post-presidential rally on Saturday, criticized the effectiveness the Biden administration’s border policies.

“Kids are on suicide watch,” Trump said among other comments about an “unthinkable” crisis at the southern border.

“There is no more dire threat than the crisis on our southern border, other than perhaps our elections,” he said.

Thousands gathered at Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, to listen to the 75-year-old speak at the first of his “Save America” campaign rallies.

Trump vowed to help Republicans “take back the House” and “take back the Senate,” repeating as he has been since leaving office that he is now focused on helping to elect “America first” Republicans—not RINOs (Republicans in name only)—into Congress in the 2022 election.

“America last, not America first,” Trump said of what he called the “reckless” policies of President Joe Biden’s administration.

Trump hinted that he believes the polices in place at the southern border are not being led by Biden himself but by the “radical Democrats” directing the political machinery behind him.

“Immediately upon taking office, Joe Biden deliberately and systematically—through his people because I don’t think he did it—dismantled America’s border defenses and incited a flood of illegal migrants like this country has never seen,” he told the crowd.

“They violated our laws from every single corner of the globe, they were invited in and we can’t do that, we can’t afford it.”

Trump said he believes that Biden has violated his constitutional oath as president by, in effect, surrendering America’s “sovereignty” at the border.

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“We need a Republican Congress to shut down the lawless Biden agenda … defund reckless immigration policies, restore our southern border to what it was,” Trump said to chants from the crowd of “four more years.”

“We will end illegal immigration, that horrible term, once and for all,” he said of the Republican efforts.

He also added that he had heard reports of child minors being put on suicide watch after having crossed the border and entering the custody of under-resourced federal agencies.

“For the last three months … illegal alien minors have arrived at our border,” Trump said. “These are, in many cases, wonderful kids and they are coming in at levels that we’ve never seen, and they are sent all around our country. I heard, for the first time, they’re on suicide watch, so many of these young kids—all because of this stupid policy that you’ve been watching over these months.”

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The Epoch Times has reached out to the Department of Health and Human Services for a response to Trump’s comments.

Trump touched on a number of other topics, such as the need to allow independent audits to secure Americans’ trust in election systems, the need to ban critical race theory in the military, the weaponizing of law enforcement under Biden to go after Republicans, and the poor ratings of legacy media since he left office.

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