July 22, 2015
Breitbart Exclusive -- July 21, 2015
Donald Trump Heading to Texas Border
Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.
“We look forward to giving Mr. Trump a boots on the ground perspective on the Laredo Sector of the Texas-Mexico Border,” said National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455 President Hector Garza. “Mr. Trump is expected to be in Laredo later in the week.”
Garza told Breitbart Texas that following the border tour, Trump will have a town hall style meeting where law enforcement officers will be invited to provide feedback on their perspective of the border situation.
Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby worked with Agent Garza to prepare for Trump's border tour. “It is of utmost importance that possible future leaders of our country visit the border region, especially the Laredo Sector. Most Texans and other Americans hear that the Texas border was secured, but it wasn't. The Rio Grande Valley Sector was supplemented with manpower from the State of Texas, but that mostly stopped where that sector ended and the Laredo Sector begins.” Darby added, “Mr. Trump will learn firsthand of the many holes and vulnerabilities that the Los Zetas cartel exploits to enter Texas and oppress their victims. We will keep the details of Mr. Trump's intended visit private at this time.”
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
The media dilemma
The mainstream media are facing a real dilemma (a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones). They don't like Trump, but they know they can make money by covering his trip to the border.
The dilemma arises because Trump will no doubt show things that the media have fought to keep from the American people. They will carefully edit any footage, but the border is a TRE - Target Rich Environment - for Trump to exploit, and, in time, the truth should seep through their filters.
We hope he will show things like what our border security systems (like fences) really look like - and what works and what doesn't; how the US Border Patrol is stationed to make sure people are not stopped from entering, and; how we have wasted billions on technical solutions that were designed to fail, etc.
Finally, we hope he jumps into the question of operational control of the border and what the law says is the job of the Department of Homeland Security.
After he visits Texas, we would welcome Trump --- or any of the presidential candidates --- to visit to our Arizona ranch to see how the American people really feel about the failure of our government to protect them - and proven solutions to the problem that the media have ignored.