- 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.”
-Acyn (@Acyn) June 13, 2021
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.
-Zach D Roberts (@zdroberts) June 13, 2021
-Russell Foster for Texas (@RussellFosterTX) June 13, 2021
-Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) June 13, 2021
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.