UPDATED 6:22 AM PT – Tuesday, February 12, 2019
President Trump touted the success of his administration during his rally in Texas, following a breakthrough in border security negotiations.
While speaking from El Paso Monday, the president spoke on the deal struck between lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He said he will not sign anything into law that would do away with or cut back on the number of beds in ICE detention centers.
The president said although there is progress being made, he will not allow legislation which forces the mass release of criminals into the country.
“So, let me state very clearly to those pushing this ridiculous and radical agenda, I will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of violent criminals into our country,” he stated.
President Trump touched on the historically low unemployment, trade talks, and the progress being made with North Korea.
“We’re doing whatever we have to do. The wall is being built. It will continue. It’s going at a rapid pace. The Rio Grande, it’s happening.” — President Donald Trump.
The president also commented on the late-term abortion bills championed by Democrats as well as the political scandal surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. He said the state will likely turn Republican following the controversy.