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Trump says he'll likely visit southern border soon

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE says he’ll likely visit the U.S.-Mexico border soon amid an influx of migrants.

During an interview on Fox News’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Trump claimed that many border officials had asked him to visit.

“Well, a lot of people want me to. The Border Patrol and all of the people of ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], they want me to go. I really feel I sort of owe it to them. They’re great people,” Trump said.

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When pressed by host Jeanine Pirro on when he thinks he’ll go, Trump said, “Probably over the next couple of weeks.” 

“Border Patrol wants me to go — probably over the next couple of weeks. I don’t think there’s a rush for me to go. He’s supposed to go and make the decisions,” Trump said, referring to President BidenJoe BidenFour members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE.

Toward the end of the interview, Trump clarified that he “didn’t want to set a schedule” but said he likely would go “over the next few weeks.”  

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Trump and the GOP have been outspoken in recent weeks about Biden’s handling of the border surge, blaming his rolling back of Trump’s policies as the reason behind it. 

Biden addressed the criticism on Thursday, saying he makes “no apologies” for rolling back Trump’s policies, particularly the “Remain in Mexico” program.

“I make no apology for that,” he said. “I make no apologies for ending programs that did not exist before Trump became president that have an incredibly negative impact on the law, international law, as well as on human dignity. I make no apologies for that.”

The comments come as Biden grapples with a surge of migrants at the southern border. The administration has opened about six new facilities over the past couple of months to handle the influx.

Biden told reporters last Sunday that he will visit the border “at some point.”