(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump visited a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Wednesday where the wall he fought to build suddenly ends, reflecting on his job in dealing with illegal immigration.
In addition, Trump also railed at the Biden administration for ending wall construction and reversing his border enforcement policies.
“When you look at what’s happened, and when you look at the job that we’ve done, and when you look at the results that we have had – and all of the statistics, no matter what you look at – it’s the greatest job ever done in history,” Trump told a news conference attended by several Republican lawmakers.
The former president spoke at a section of the border that was built during his administration that stops at a wide-open gap near McAllen and still does not have paint, leading Trump to tell Newsmax correspondent Emerald Robinson, “all Joe Biden had to do was paint it.”
“It’s the exact wall that Border Patrol, ICE, and all of the professionals wanted, the sheriff’s said. I didn’t want to give him any choice. Let’s build it right and do it,” he added.
“Right, so what happened is all of these things came together, we produce the safest best border we’ve ever had, and now in a period of a short period of time it was over.”
Trump also criticized Democrats in general and mocked New York City’s botched mayoral election in which 135,000 test ballots were mistakenly counted with the actual votes.
“They are destroying our country; Biden is destroying our country, and it all started with a fake election,” Trump said.
“And you take a look at New York right now. New York went through an election for the mayor of New York, and it is so mixed up and messed up. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it, but I did,” he continued.
“Because if you look at the congressional election in New York, or go to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, or go to many other places, the same thing, and now we talk about the big one because the big one was won by a very different person,” said the former president.
“And you wouldn’t have these problems. This wall would have been completed within two months. Everything could have been completed, it would have been painted, not sitting there rotting and rusting,” he added.
“It would have been perfecto. It was all set. The contractors were great.”