DONALD Trump trolled Kamal Harris and said she is only visiting the border because he announced his own trip.

The Vice President was tasked by President Joe Biden to attend to the border crisis earlier this year but has not yet visited.


However, sources told Politico that Harris will head down to the El Paso, Texas, border on Friday.

She is expected to be accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

However, her trip could coincide with one that former President Donald Trump is set to embark on.

Following the news, Trump slammed the Vice President in a statement, saying she "ignoring" the crisis.

"After months of ignoring the crisis at the Souther Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they've created – a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies," he said.

"Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American histoy. If Governor Abbott and I weren't going there next week, she would have never gone!"

Just last week, Trump said that he accepted an invitation to visit the nation's "decimated" southern border at the end of the month.

"I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation's decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021," a statement announcing his trip said.



"The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in US history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in US history.

"It's an unmitigated disaster zone," he continued.

The former president said that the US went from having "border security that was the envy of the world" to a "lawless border" that is pitied around the world.

He went on to slam Biden and Kamala Harris for not visiting the Southern border or the "ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their jobs totally impossible."

The Biden administration has been widely slammed for the influx of migrants attempting to cross the US border in recent months.

Earlier this month, Harris chuckled during an interview with NBC Newsjust hours before she was meeting with Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.




Anchor Lester Holt asked Harris whether or not she has plans to visit the US-Mexico border.

"I – at some point – you know – we are going to the border. We've been to the border," Harris replied.

"So this whole – this whole – this whole thing about the border. We've been to the border. We've been to the border."

When she was reminded by the journalist that she has not personally visited the border, Harris laughed and said "I haven't been to Europe."

"And I mean, I don't – I don't understand the point that you're making," she said, before insisting. "I'm not discounting the importance of the border."

She also told Holt that "there is not going to be a quick fix" for the problems at the border, adding "we are not going to see an immediate return."

"The real work is going to take time to manifest itself. Will it be worth it? Yes. Will it take some time? Yes," she said.

It comes just two months after Harris laughed when she was asked if she has plans to visit the border.

"Not today," Harris responded to the question before bursting out into laughter outside of Air Force One. "But I have before, and I'm sure I will again."

The former California senator offered the response during a visit to Jacksonville, Florida, to promote the passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, known as the America Rescue Plan.

Video of the exchange quickly spread to social media, eliciting the ire of Republicans who blasted Harris for not treating the border situation with the seriousness it deserves.

"While VP Harris laughs off a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, Republicans are focused on securing the border and responding to the needs of our Border Patrol agents on the front lines," House Minority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy wrote on Twitter.

Similarly, Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko added: "First, the Biden Administration refused to admit the situation at the border is a crisis, NOW Kamala Harris thinks this is a laughing matter.

"It isn't a laughing matter for the border communities being deluged by illegal immigrants."

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