Lara Trump suggests people who live near the border and see undocumented immigrants crossing every day, to arm themselves to defend their lands.
The daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump discussed President Joe Biden’s “disgraceful”” border security plans with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News Saturday night.
“What do we say to people at the southern border who no longer feel part of the country?” said Pirro.
At the start of her response, Lara, who is Eric Trump’s wife, said she “didn’t know” what to say to those people, but then jumped in with the idea of getting guns.
“I don’t know what you tell the people who live at the southern border,” Trump said. “I guess they better arm up and get guns and be ready, and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their hands.”
Lara’s comments come after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, said he will begin building a border walland will arrest immigrants starting this week.
The video of the interview shared on Twitter generated thousands of comments against it, including that of Russell Foster, a Democratic candidate for Congress.
“This is dangerous,” he said. “The former president’s daughter-in-law is calling on people to shoot immigrants. This is worse after the multiple mass shootings in recent days in Texas and other parts.”
He added that Lara Trump’s suggestion could lead to hate crimes being discussed across the country.
The comments by the former president’s daughter-in-law come amid the increase in the arrival of immigrants at the border, which in April reported a minimum increase of one percent, but led to more than 180,000 encounters of non-citizens with immigration authorities.
President Joe Biden’s administration has a policy of deporting most immigrants who enter the country irregularly, although it offers different treatment to unaccompanied children.
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