In the wake of the deadly terror attack in Spain Thursday, the president took to Twitter on Friday morning to assure Americans that the Trump administration is protecting the borders of the United States of America.
In a tweet posted at 8:30 a.m. EDT, President Donald J. Trump wrote the following: “Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!”
The Spain attack, for which ISIS has taken credit, has resulted in 14 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Fifteen of the injured are in serious condition and authorities warn the death toll may scale higher in the hours and days ahead.
Spain’s police are on the hunt for the Islamic terrorist who carried out the attack. The suspect is believed to be 18-years old, and had made posts on social media calling for “death to all infidels.” His name and picture have been released by authorities (see photo).
The US Border Patrol has its work cut out for them.
Although President Trump has touted his administration’s success along the southern border, reports from US Customs and Border Protection show the numbers of illegal aliens attempting to cross has increased over the past two months. The Border Patrol operates under the management of the DHS.
Trump removed General Kelly from his position leading the DHS to become the White House chief of staff last month. Kelly filled the role recently held by Reince Priebus who resigned after insulting comments were made about him by Anthony Scaramucci who was serving as the White House communications director at the time. Scaramucci was fired after Kelly took over for Priebus.
Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017
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