Friday, July 24, 2015
Donald Trump is in the news again. Trump spent the day yesterday touring the U.S./Mexico border. "There is a huge problem with the illegals coming through," Trump said during his visit, repeating his pledge to build a wall on parts of the too-leaky border. "In certain sections, you have to have a wall," Trump said.
The Republican candidate met with local law enforcement officials, with one notable exception: A union of border patrol agents says its members would not accompany him, because, they said, the event had become too politicized. "Just to be clear, an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate," said a statement from Hector Garza, president of Local 2455 of the National Border Patrol Council. "Local 2455 does not endorse candidates for any political office." Trump said border agents extended the invitation. Trump accused the agents' superiors in Washington, D.C., of silencing them just ahead of the visit, and said that agents "want to be able to do their jobs."