President Donald Trump bashed the “radical left” for calls to abolish ICE at Monday night’s MAGA rally in El Paso, Texas, promising, “I will never abolish…ICE.”
The president pointed to calls from the radical left to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “Slashing ICE detention is the first step of many for the far left, I call them the radical left,” said president Trump. “We will never abolish ICE. They want to abolish ICE. We’re never going to abolish ICE.”
“Let me state very clearly to those pushing this ridiculous and radical agenda: I will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of violent criminals into our country,” said Trump.
“I will never abolish or in any way mistreat our great heroes from ICE and Border Patrol and law enforcement. Never,” president Trump affirmed. “We will always stand with those brave men and women. We’ll always be with them. We’re going to take care of them just like they take care of us. Remember that.”
The president made the comments after citing several statistics on criminal illegal aliens.
He said the Democrat party is moving far outside the mainstream and are becoming the “party of socialism, late-term abortion, open borders, and crime.” Trump referenced pushes from Democrats to “force the release of thousands of criminal illegal aliens including dangerous felons convicted of rape, sex trafficking, violent assault, and murder, into our country.” The proposal involved a cap on the number of illegal aliens ICE can hold in custody.
“Can you believe this?” he asked the crowd.
“We love our ICE officers,” he said, thanking them. “That includes Border Patrol and that includes law enforcement.” He cited the 266,000 criminal aliens that ICE officers have arrested over the past two years. Those arrested were charged or convicted in 100,000 assaults, 40,000 larcenies, 30,000 sex crimes, 25,000 burglaries, 12,000 vehicle thefts, 11,000 robberies, 4,000 kidnappings, and 4,000 murders.”
The crowd responded chantin, “Build that wall.”
Michelle Moons is a White House Correspondent for Breitbart News — follow on Twitter @MichelleDiana and Facebook