Lara Trump, former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, advised U.S. residents living along the southern border to “arm up” and “get guns” in response to the surge of migrants arriving there.
Lara Trump called President Joe Biden’s border response “disgraceful,” arguing the president was responsible for cultivating a dangerous situation for those living in border communities.
“I don’t know what to tell the people that live at the southern border. I guess they better arm up, get guns, and be ready, and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their own hands,” she told Fox News’s
Jeanine Pirro Saturday night. “It should never happen. These people should never make this dangerous journey here.”
Trump’s remarks attracted scrutiny from many on the Left, who said her call to arms echoed statements from her father-in-law ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill insurrection.
“Lara Trump inciting violence by calling on right-wing lunatic vigilantes to take up arms on the border. Calling for violence must run in the family,” Cenk Uygur, a former congressional candidate, tweeted.
Actress Rosanna Arquette agreed, calling the former president’s daughter-in-law a “terrorist.
The then-president was impeached on the charge of inciting an insurrection for his words and actions preceding the Jan. 6 attack. He was acquitted in the Senate. Trump had previously been impeached on two Ukraine-related charges in 2019 before being acquitted in the GOP-led Senate.
Lara Trump, who recently announced she would not be running for the open U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2022 after rumors suggested she would seek the position, underscored that migrants “should never make this dangerous journey here.”
“It’s bad for Americans. It’s bad for the migrants. It’s bad all around,” she added.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported it encountered 178,000 migrants in April, an increase of roughly 5,000 from March. So far this year, the agency has reported 749,600 encounters, and the agency reported a total of 458,088 encounters in 2020.
Biden asked Harris in March to lead the administration’s efforts in mitigating the flow of migrants seeking entry into the U.S. via the southern border.
Author : Kaelan Deese
Source : Washington Examiner : Lara Trump suggests residents near southern border ‘arm up’ to combat immigration influx