Calling the rising number of undocumented immigrants entering the United States “like a war,” President Donald Trump framed the upcoming midterm elections in this border state as nothing short of an existential battle for the future of the nation, and potentially, his presidency.
“The Democrats don’t care what their extremist immigration agenda will do to your communities,” Trump told the crowd at the International Air Response Hangar, an open-air facility on the outskirts of the sprawling Phoenix metroplex. That platform, Trump said, “is going to totally bankrupt our country, because all the Democrats want is power.”
Trump’s Midterm Pitch: Immigration Is ‘Like a War’ on America
The president likens undocumented immigration to an existential threat abetted by Democrats who ‘want to throw your borders wide open to deadly drugs and endless gangs.’