NEW polling shows Trump remains the “clear favorite” of Republican voters to win the party nomination in 2024 after Rep. Jim Jordan slammed Biden for ignoring the border crisis.
58percent, or nearly two thirds of Republicans surveyed want the former president back on the ballot in 2024, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll released Monday.
Biden has been harshly criticized for his handling of the border crisis[/caption]
The survey placed Trump as the far-and-away winner, with runner up Mike Pence polling at just 13percent and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in third at 9percent.
Trump has yet to announce a re election bid, but he has recently increased his media appearances and rallies, fueling speculation.
Meanwhile, Mike Pence is reportedly trying to raise $18million this year ahead of an expected run for the presidency, according to a former White House aide.
But he “doesn’t stand a chance” next to Trump’s enduring popularity, the ex-aide added.
It comes as Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan ripped Biden’s handling of the migrant surge in an interview on Fox News’ America Reports.
He said: “We got 13,000 Haitians there in Del Rio, Texas. Obviously, they’re ignoring it,” he said of the staggering numbers of Haitian migrants currently awaiting asylum processing.
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“But I thought I find it interesting at the time when we have that, what does the Biden administration announce today? They announce that, oh, for people who come here legally, foreign nationals, you’re going to have to be vaccinated,” he continued.
“And what is the Democrat Congress focused on doing? Trying to give amnesty to 8 million people who came here illegally.
“The American people are fed up with this. They’d like some leadership from the White House, from President Biden, from Vice President Harris, but they’re certainly not seeing it.
“And it’s because the White House is not willing to embrace the policies that work.”
US Border Patrol has reported that over 9,000 migrants are currently crowded under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas awaiting their asylum requests to be processed.
The past month has seen a staggering 200,000 migrants pour over the Southern border, the greatest number in over 20 years, the New York Times reports.
In an unexpected turn, the White House is relying on a law put in place under Trump to carry out the deportations.
The law, Title 42, allows immigration authorities to remove migrants before they are able to apply for asylum due to Covid risk.
The Biden administration has expanded deportations under the rule, expelling 320 Haitians on Monday, and with 14,000 expected deportations in the next three weeks.
But a Texas court ruled on Thursday that the administration would have to halt deportations of migrants under the rule in two weeks.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state police and the National Guard to the border to provide support as he criticized the Biden administration for mishandling the crisis.
“The Biden administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan,” he said.
Meanwhile, the conditions under the Del Rio bridge are rapidly deteriorating, with many describing a lack of clean water, food, and just a few portable toilets.
The majority of the migrants in Del Rio are reportedly from Haiti, fleeing disastrous conditions created by a series of natural disasters and the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
Trump has not yet announced a re election bid[/caption]
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