Lara Trump urges Americans living near to the southern border to ‘arm up, get guns’ and prepare to ‘take matters into their own hands’ against migrants

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Lara Trump said that migrants should never make the “dangerous journey” into the US via the southern border.

  • Lara Trump urged those living on the southern US border to “arm up” against migrants.
  • She also said that migrants should not make the “dangerous journey” into the US, during a Fox News appearance.
  • Her comments were met with outrage online, with some calling it “incitement to violence.”
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Lara Trump urged Americans living on the southern border to “arm up and get guns and be ready” during an appearance on Fox News on Saturday evening.

Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law was discussing President Joe Biden’s “disgraceful” plans for border security with Judge Jeanine Pirro.

“I don’t know what you tell the people who live at the southern border,” Trump said. “I guess they better arm up and get guns and be ready, and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their hands.”

She then commented on migrants attempting to cross the border into the US. “These people should never make this dangerous journey here,” Trump added.

Trump was criticized on social media for her comments, with some saying that her words could promote vigilante violence.

There has been a significant influx of migrants arriving at the southern US border since the start of the year.

Since Biden became president, record numbers of migrants have tried to enter the US via Mexico. US authorities intercepted 180,034 migrants along the Mexico border in May, The Washington Post reported.

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Eric and Lara Trump spent $3.2 million on a mansion in Jupiter, Florida, in the gated community next door to Don Jr. and Kimberly

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Eric Trump and his wife Lara arrive for outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s departure at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021.

  • Eric and Lara Trump bought a $3.2 million estate in Jupiter, Florida, in March.
  • It’s located in a gated community owned by former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach County.
  • The couple is the latest Trump family member to buy property in South Florida.
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Eric Trump and his wife Lara are the latest members of their famous family to scoop up premium real estate in south Florida.

The couple bought a mansion in Jupiter, Florida, located in Palm Beach County, for $3.2 million in March, property records show. A December real estate listing for the five-bed, seven-bathroom property said it was the largest home in the Trump National Golf Club gated community.

“Breathtaking preserve & golf views surround this luxurious, completely renovated, private estate home located on the largest lot in the exclusive gated community of Trump National Golf Club,” it said. “The exterior has been designed like a Tuscany estate while the interior has a transitional contemporary feel.”

Read more: Trump plots temporary move from Mar-a-Lago north to New Jersey

The listing, which features photos of the property, also says the home has two master bedrooms, his and hers closets, and a safe room, as well as a backyard with a pool, kitchen, and a full cabana bath.

The Trump National Golf Club is owned by Eric Trump’s father and former president Donald Trump, who bought the club from Ritz-Carlton in 2012.

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Vehicles belonging to US President Donald Trump’s motorcade are seen at the Trump National Golf Club on February 2, 2019, in Jupiter, Florida.

The community is next door to another luxurious gated community, Admirals Cove, where Don Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, spent $9.7 million on a six-bedroom, 11-bathroom waterfront mansion.

Donald Trump also relocated to Palm Beach, Florida, after leaving office, and took up residence at his Mar-a-Lago resort along with his wife, Melania, and son Barron. Though Insider’s Tom LoBianco reported the family is temporarily relocating to Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the summer.

Former first daughter Ivanka Trump has also settled in Florida, further south in Miami. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner spent $32 million in December on an empty lot in a private island community known as Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker.’ The couple is staying in a luxury oceanfront rental until their new home is ready, The Miami Herald reported.

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Mark Meadows says all the top 2024 GOP candidates ‘have Trump as their last name’

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President-elect Donald Trump, center, stands next to Allen Weisselberg, second from left, Donald Trump Jr., right and Ivanka Trump, left, at a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Weisselberg, chief financial officer for Donald Trump, is now in the sights of the federal probes and congressional investigations of President Donald Trump’s family business.

  • Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News on Thursday night that the top GOP 2024 presidential contenders are all named Trump.
  • Meadows said Donald Trump’s CPAC speech on Sunday will offer a glimpse of “what the future may look like.”
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Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News on Thursday night that the Republican Party is already looking ahead to the 2024 presidential election and that the top GOP contenders are all named Trump. 

Meadows, who said he talked with former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, said the former president’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday in Orlando, Florida will offer a glimpse of “what the future may look like.” He added that Trump remains the leader of the divided party. 

“On Sunday, we will see the start of planning for the next administration and I can tell you, the people that are at the top of that list, all of the have Trump as their last name,” Meadows told opinion host and Trump ally Sean Hannity. 

Trump has reportedly said he plans to run for reelection in 2024 and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Don Jr., are both widely viewed as potential future candidates for office.

Since leaving office, Trump has continued to spread lies that he won the 2020 presidential election and that Democrats engaged in widespread voter fraud. Meadows said Trump will take about his “America First” agenda and attack President Joe Biden’s actions in office. It will be Trump’s first speech since he left office and was impeached for inciting the deadly January 6 Capitol riot. 

“You’re going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I’m excited about it,” said Meadows, formerly the chair of the House Freedom Caucus. 

Also during Hannity’s Thursday night program, Trump Jr. mocked Republican politicians who “lose gracefully” and said his father showed “you don’t have to do that, you can actually push back.” And he insisted that his father remains the most powerful figure in the GOP. 

“If you’re reading the room and you’re intelligent, you realize that Donald Trump is still the future of the Republican party,” he said. 

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Trump planning to raise $2 billion for a presidential library, likely in Florida: report

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President Donald Trump returning to the White House from his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

  • President Donald Trump is telling supporters and GOP donors that he wants to raise $2 billion for a presidential library and museum, according to The Washington Post.
  • No official announcements have been made, but the presidential library is “likely” to be in Florida, home of his Mar-a-Lago resort.
  • After the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, where five people were killed, several former Trump advisors are skeptical of the president’s expensive proposal.
  • “I thought to myself, what is this alternative fantasy life you’re living?,” a Trump fundraiser told The Post. “I have no clue where they think they’ll get this money raised. Anyone who gives to him will be radioactive.”
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President Donald Trump is relaying to supporters and GOP donors that he wants to raise $2 billion for a presidential library and museum, according to The Washington Post.

No official announcements have been made, but the presidential library is “likely” to be in Florida, home of the outgoing president’s Mar-a-Lago resort and the most probable political base for the his eldest daughter and son, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.

The Post reported that Trump wants Dan Scavino, social media director and White House deputy chief of staff for communications, to lead the ambitious effort. The president is reportedly convinced that he can raise the necessary funds through small-dollar donations from his political base.

The reported goal is far in excess of the price tag for other presidential libraries. Former President George W. Bush raised just over $500 million for his “Presidential Center” in Dallas, which is expected to be the same amount it will to cost to build former President Barack Obama’s own library in Chicago.

However, after the January 6 Capitol riots, where five people were killed, several former Trump advisors are skeptical of Trump’s expensive proposal. After being impeached for the second time, with 10 House GOP members voting for his removal from office, Trump is mired in a unforgiving position.

Read more: Trump could go full MAGA with a presidential library that glorifies his presidency and attacks his enemies

“I thought to myself, what is this alternative fantasy life you’re living?” a Trump fundraiser told The Post. “I have no clue where they think they’ll get this money raised. Anyone who gives to him will be radioactive.”

When asked about fundraising for the library, another Trump donor called the effort “insane,” saying that, “except for the wackos, everybody’s running for the hills,” according to The Post.

In the wake of the riots, GOP fundraising has taken a hit. Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas, who both sought to overturn the 2020 election results, have seen their political capital and 2024 presidential buzz tank.

Trump himself will leave the White House for Florida before President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration, shunning the normal transfer of power between US presidents.

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Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report

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Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Trump rally in Harrison, Michigan, on September 14, 2020.

  • Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming last year, according to Politico.
  • The article detailed the political futures of the Trump family, specifically that of White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is thought of as a potential Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022.
  • According to the Politico report, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, are looking at real estate in Florida,
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Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming in 2020, according to Politico.

In an article detailing the political futures of the Trump family, specifically that of White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is thought of as a potential Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022, the development about Wyoming was notable.

“The president’s eldest son, Don Jr., is eyeing a future in politics as well, though allies say it’s unclear when or what office he’d seek after he passed on running for the Senate in Wyoming this last cycle,” Politico said.

Donald Trump Jr. has sparred with home state Rep. Liz Cheney over his father’s foreign policy agenda in the past, but despite Wyoming’s strong Republican lean, he lacked roots in the Western state, which is also the least populated state in the US.

The Wyoming seat, which became open when four-term GOP Sen. Mike Enzi decided to retire, was won by former congresswoman and newly sworn-in Sen. Cynthia Lummis last year.

Read More: Mitch McConnell is telling GOP senators their decision on a Trump impeachment trial conviction is a ‘vote of conscience’

According to the Politico report, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, are looking at real estate in Florida, where much of the Trump family, including the president and first lady Melania Trump, will be headed next week.

Lara Trump, wife of the president’s son Eric, is said to be seriously considering a 2022 Senate bid in North Carolina, her home state. She would be running for an open seat being vacated by three-term GOP Sen. Richard Burr.

“It’s real and she is legitimately interested in it,” a Trump family advisor told Politico.

The Trump political brand still faces dire political turbulence, however.

The president, impeached by the House of Representatives for the second time of his presidency, faces a likely Senate trial in the coming weeks. A separate vote during the impeachment process could bar the president from holding federal office in the future, eliminating a comeback bid in 2024.

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