GOP presidential candidate will visit the Texas border on Thursday.
Trump will arrive in Laredo to meet with a local border patrol union.
The Hill reported:
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Donald Trump will visit the border between Texas and Mexico on Thursday.
The presidential candidate will arrive in Laredo to meet with a local border patrol union before traveling to the border to address the media. He’ll then speak at an event for law enforcement, his campaign said.
Trump’s camp said representatives from the Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Laredo Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be invited to the second event.
The business mogul has soared to the top of the polls as he’s called for tougher immigration policies. Many of his comments have unnerved national GOP figures — including remarks from his campaign launch that America is becoming Mexico’s “dumping ground” and that many Mexicans who cross into America illegally are criminals or “rapists.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus in a phone call to Trump reportedly asked him to tone his language down, but there’s been no sign that Trump is interested in lowering his rhetoric.