The Associated Press reports:
Donald Trump picked up the Texas governor’s endorsement Sunday during a visit to a U.S.-Mexico border town and promised that his hard-line immigration policies in a second presidential term would make Greg Abbott’s “job much easier.”
“You’ll be able to focus on other things in Texas,” Trump told Abbott as they each appeared before a crowd of about 150 at an airport hangar in Edinburg. Abbott, a longtime ally and fellow border hawk, said he was proud to endorse the former president.
Trump has been laying out immigration proposals that would mark a dramatic escalation of the approach he used in office and that drew alarms from civil rights activists and numerous court challenges. He spoke for only about 10 minutes against a backdrop of state police choppers, a plane and an armed patrol boat — all used by Texas at the border.
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Governor Abbott told a crowd of about 150 people at an airport hangar in Edinburg that “we need a president who’s going to secure the border.” https://t.co/gbk5Ywk7VT
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