Jan. 12 (UPI) — President Donald Trump visited a bit of the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Tuesday to mark the completion of 450 miles of border wall.
Talking within the border city of Alamo, Trump hailed the bodily border barrier as “one of many largest infrastructure tasks within the historical past of our nation” whereas touting his administration’s immigration coverage adjustments.
“By way of the landmark reforms now we have put into place now we have ended immigration chaos and reestablished American sovereignty,” Trump mentioned.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to undo a lot of Trump’s insurance policies, together with halting the development of the border wall.
“We won’t let the following administration even take into consideration taking it down, in case you can consider that,” Trump warned. “I do not suppose that may occur. I believe whenever you see what it does and the way it’s so necessary to our nation no one’s going to be touching it.”
The journey to Hidalgo County simply eight days from the scheduled finish of his presidency marked Trump’s first scheduled in-person look since Wednesday, when he spoke at an inflammatory rally close to the White Home and inspired followers to go to the U.S. Capitol.
He addressed the siege of the Capitol constructing by his supporters as they sought to forestall Congress from certifying the outcomes of the presidential election.
“As I’ve persistently mentioned all through my administration, we consider in respecting America’s historical past and traditions, not tearing them down. We consider within the rule of legislation, not in violence or rioting,” he mentioned.
5 folks died within the Capitol assault and Trump now faces removing from workplace. Monday, the Home filed an article of impeachment that claims he verbally incited the riot.
Trump additionally referred to as for “peace and calm” amid the presidential transition.
“Now’s the time for our nation to heal,” he mentioned.
Earlier within the day he mentioned he would not need to see violent clashes forward of Biden’s inauguration subsequent week.
“I need no violence,” Trump mentioned.
He additionally criticized efforts by Congress to take away him from workplace, by impeachment or the 25th Modification, saying “the 25th Modification is of zero threat to me.”
Earlier than shifting ahead with impeachment, the Home will first vote Tuesday on a decision asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Modification, declaring Trump unfit for workplace and forcing his removing. If Pence would not cooperate, the Home will transfer to question.
If he is not eliminated sooner or later over the following week, Trump will depart on Jan. 20 when Biden is inaugurated.
Some Texas residents and officers opposed Trump’s go to Tuesday.
Hidalgo County Choose Richard Cortez mentioned tensions within the Rio Grande Valley are “dangerously excessive” and protests have been anticipated with each supporters and opponents of the president.
“We’re hopeful that the folks which might be coming listed here are really patriots,” Cortez instructed KTRK-TV in Houston.
“Patriots do not destroy different components of America and do not damage different People.”
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