Trump says he'll likely visit southern border in "next couple of weeks"
Former President Trump told Fox News Saturday night he intends to visit the southern border soon, as he criticized the Biden administration's response to an uptick in migrants arriving there.
Details: Trump claimed on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" that "a lot of people want me to" visit, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol officials. After host Jeanine Pirro asked him when he'd go, Trump replied: "probably over the next couple of weeks."
- "I don't think there's a rush for me to go. He's supposed to go and make the decision, a very, very bad decision with stay in Mexico where he ended that," Trump added, in reference to President Biden's move to end the former administration's Migrant Protection Protocols program.
- Trump told Pirro that "thousands and thousands of people are coming up right now as we speak" to the border, and added "you're going to have millions of people pouring into our country, and it's going to destroy our country."
The big picture: There's been an increase in unaccompanied children and migrant families arriving at the border in recent weeks.
- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this month the U.S. was on-pace to encounter more people at the U.S.-Mexico border "than we have in the last 20 years."
- Biden has put Vice President Harris in charge of the administration's response. He said last Thursday this issue happens "every single solitary year" and has stated that he'll visit the border "at some point."
Of note: Several senior Biden administration officials and Congress members are due to visit a Texas refugee resettlement facility on Wednesday, per Axios' Sarah Mucha.