On Wednesday, Biden made a stark reversal from his campaign policy and announced the need for a border wall in Texas citing security, drug and arms trafficking, and steepening migration.
“There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in the statement.
The U.S. Border Patrol saw more than 245,000 people in the last fiscal year trying to enter the United States in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, the DHS said, citing data from August.
Trump wasted no time before chiding Biden over the border barrier.
“Biden sees our country is being invaded,” Trump said. “What is he going to do about the 15 million people from prisons, from mental institutions, insane asylums, and terrorists that have already come into our country?”
“What has happened to our country?” Trump said, adding that the Biden administration needs to “go back to Trump policies.”
“He has to reinstate Remain in Mexico and Title 42,” Trump said. “He has to do all of the other things that we were doing.”
A Trump campaign spokesperson told Fox News Digital Wednesday night that “President Trump is always right.”
“That’s why he built close to 500 miles of powerful new wall on the border and it would have been finished by now,” the spokesperson said. “Instead, Crooked Joe Biden turned our country into one giant sanctuary for dangerous criminal aliens.”