Former Trump adviser Kash Patel says Americans are catching onto Biden administration lies
Patel said that the American people can see the border is open and there are multiple problems left unresolved despite what the Biden administration says.
Former Trump adviser Kash Patel says average Americans are catching on to the lies of Biden's administration.
Patel argues Americans have turned the corner, at least in part, because of videos Trump is posting on TRUTH Social showing record migration at the southern U.S. border.
"The videos ... are resonating with the American people," Patel said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "They're like, 'Wait a second. The Biden administration just told me the border isn't open.'
"That's what [Homeland] Secretary Mayorkas literally said two days ago. What do you mean the border's not open? He said it's never been open. Then where's the fentanyl coming from? What about the drug cartels?"
Mayorkas said last week the southern border was not open and would not be open after the lifting of Title 42, the pandemic-related order to limit immigration, later this week.
The administration has approved the temporary deployment of 1,500 active-duty troops to the southern border last week to assist the U.S. Border Patrol before the expiration of Title 42, which allowed the U.S. to quickly deport asylum-seekers to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Patel also asked on the podcast: "How is it that 9,000 people cross daily, illegally, and some of them commit crimes in America and go unpunished? The people are catching on to that and to China, to the banking crisis, to the CCP, to another never ending war in the Ukraine and now we're talking about the debt ceiling and all that. People are starting to take notice of these things."
A poll came out last week that shows Trump moving 41 points ahead of likely GOP primary opponent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has not announced his candidacy.
Patel says DeSantis is an effective governor but not ready for the presidency yet.
"Ron's doing a great job as governor of Florida," he said. "I think everybody agrees on that. But that's a different level of operation than being the commander in chief of the greatest nation on Earth. That takes a much different level of experience. And I'm not saying Ron won't get there one day, but this day is not his day."
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