Former President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE criticized the country's recent rise in crime the day after shots were fired near Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Trump asserted that the U.S. crime rate “is escalating at a pace we’ve never seen before,” using the current border crisis to attack President BidenJoe BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases MORE on letting “unchecked” people come into the country.
“Crime in our Country is escalating at a pace we’ve never seen before. At the same time, people are pouring through our Borders totally unchecked,” Trump said in a statement on Sunday.
The former president added that the issue is “far worse” than people thought during the election cycle.
"Jails in other countries are being emptied out into the United States," he said. "This is far worse than anyone thought during the Fake Election!"
Trump’s statement comes as at least four people were shot outside Nationals Park on Saturday. Fans attending the game were ordered to find shelter during the incident.
Saturday's shooting comes a day after another D.C. shooting that left a 6-year-old girl dead and five adults injured.