Lara Trump: Democrats want migrants to come to the US because 'those are new voters’

Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and senior adviser for his 2020 reelection campaign, argued Monday that Democrats want migrants to come into the U.S. because they are the party's "new voters."

"This is all about politics to them," Trump said on Fox Business's "Varney & Co." "[Democrats] don’t really care about people coming into this country. They want to keep people in chaos, they want to keep people upset and in uproar so that way people are motivated to go out and vote."


"And make no mistake about it," she continued. "They want these people coming in because those are new voters for the Democrats coming over the border."

Trump also accused Democrats of being unwilling to work with President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE to strike an immigration deal that includes funding for his long-sought border wall. 

Her comments come as tensions continue to mount as thousands of Central American migrants fleeing violence reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

President Trump has described the migrants traveling to the border as an "invasion" and has threatened to shut down the border entirely if Mexico does not agree to hold the migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. 

On Sunday, a group of hundreds of migrants stormed the border shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings at the busy San Ysidro port of entry.

U.S. border agents began spraying tear gas on a crowd of people after some tried to breach a border fence. 

Mexico announced that it would immediately deport the people who tried to "violently" and "illegally" cross the border. 

President Trump again threatened to shut down the border on Monday, tweeting that "Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries."

"Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A," he said. "We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!"