In his weekly video address to the nation Friday, President Donald Trump promised to rid the U.S. of MS-13 gang members.
Touting his budget plan, Trump declared that keeping Americans safe and secure is vital to ensuring economic growth – and he promised to do both:
“The big thing for me is economic growth, which is not possible without safety and security.
“We will grow our economy; it is growing already. It will grow faster than you’ve seen it in decades. That is why our budget reverses years of cuts to our military that have made us less safe in a more dangerous world. We are going to make sure the men and women on the front lines of freedom have the tools they need to keep us safe and totally secure.”
Trump said his budget gives those who defend our borders “everything the need to end the lawlessness” of illegal alien gangs “once and for all”:
“At home, we are going to give our ICE officers – who have done an incredible job – and our Border Patrol agents – who are amazing people – everything they need to end the lawlessness once and for all.
“It is our moral duty to keep our citizens safe and free, and to protect the right of every American to pursue their dreams.
“We don’t want MS-13 roving our streets, we’re getting rid of them by the thousands, they’re going to be out of here.”