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Remarks Prior to Departure for Alamo, Texas

January 12, 2021

So we're going to Texas. We're going to the southern border. As you know, we've completed the wall. They may want to expand it. We have the expansion underway. It's been tremendously successful, far beyond what anyone thought. We're stopping, in large numbers, the drugs coming into the country for many, many years and decades. We're stopping a lot of illegal immigration. Our numbers have been very good.

There does seem to be a surge now because people are coming up. Some caravans are starting to form, because they think there's going to be a lot in it for them if they're able to get through, but we're able to stop it. The wall has made a tremendous difference. I think some of you are coming with me. But the wall has made a tremendous difference on the southern border.

As far as this is concerned, we want no violence. Never violence. We want absolutely no violence.

And on the impeachment, it's really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics. It's ridiculous. It's absolutely ridiculous.

This impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and you're doing it, and it's really a terrible thing that they're doing. For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it's causing tremendous danger to our country and it's causing tremendous anger. I want no violence.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 10:09 a.m. on the South Lawn at the White House prior to boarding Marine One. In his remarks, he referred to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi; and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks Prior to Departure for Alamo, Texas Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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