Trump to tour southern border with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as Republicans aim to "build the wall"

Austin, Texas – Donald Trump has announced his intention to visit the border wall together with Greg Abbott after the Texas governor said on Thursday that he plans to continue building the barriers.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (l.) and ex-president Donald Trump plan to visit the border together on June 30.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (l.) and ex-president Donald Trump plan to visit the border together on June 30.  © Collage: IMAGO / NurPhoto, IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Trump has accepted Abbott's invitation to do a joint tour of the US southern border on June 30.

"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," the ex-president said in a Tuesday statement, as reported by The Hill.

The news comes after Abbott announced on Thursday his intention to pick up where Trump left off and complete the border wall – one of ex-president's key campaign promises – in the Lone Star State. But he said he would announce more detailed plans the following week.

According to the Texas Tribune, the Republican governor, who has already received Trump's endorsement for reelection, now said Texas' wall will be crowdfunded, at least in part.

"When I do make the announcement later on this week, I will also be providing a link that you can click on and go to for everybody in the United States – really everybody in the entire world – who wants to help Texas build the border wall, there will be a place on there where they can contribute," Abbott said in a podcast interview released on Tuesday.

The governor is expected to make more detailed remarks at a press conference on Wednesday with Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan.

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