Donald Trump Jr. slammed the Democratic Party on Monday as news broke that the Mexican government was deploying thousands of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop the flood of illegal aliens entering the United States.
“Mexico doing more to protect America than Democrats,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “The Dems have lost their way… they are not your grandfather’s Democrat party any longer and haven’t been for far too long.”
Trump Jr.’s tweet came in response to Mexican Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval saying in Cancun on Monday: “In the northern part of the country, we have deployed a total of almost 15,000 troops composed of National Guard elements and military units.”
CNN reporter Nick Valencia elaborated on the announcement from Sandoval: “Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border to curve migration flow. An additional ~2,000 National Guard elements have also been deployed across the country’s southern border with Guatemala & Belize.: MX Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval.”
Valencia added: “I have never seen this kind of cooperation from Mexico before in terms of immigration.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) also weighed in on the news, tweeting: “If true, what a message to skeptics who repeated talking points that @realDonaldTrump’s agreement with Mexico was an empty piece of paper. And perhaps more importantly: what a message to Washington Democrats, who are now being outdone by MEXICO on securing America’s own border.”
Matt Wolking, Trump’s 2020 Deputy Director of Communications for Rapid Response, added: “Shout-out to all the members of the media who said it was a blank piece of paper!”