Lara Trump: 'Americans Can Rest Easy' Knowing Pres. Trump Is Addressing Border Issues
Trump 2020 campaign adviser Lara Trump said Monday that the president is taking the situation at the border "very seriously."
Migrants from the Central American caravan were seen pushing past Mexican police and toward the San Ysidro, California, point of entry Sunday morning.
Ms. Trump, who is married to the president's son Eric, said that the situation is "terrifying."
"The reality is you have people that are saying 'we don’t care about your border, we don’t care about the rules,'" she said on Fox & Friends.
Earlier on "Fox & Friends," U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost said that approximately 6,000 migrants from the caravan have arrived at the California border near Tijuana, and about 2,000 in the Mexicali area.
She defended her agency's use of tear gas against the hundreds of migrants who attempted to penetrate the border.
"Our agents were being assaulted," Provost said. "A large group rushed the area and they were throwing rocks and bottles at my men and women."
Ms. Trump added that the Democrats could done something about immigration "a long time ago" and that if they had done so, there likely wouldn't be a situation at the border.
"I think all Americans can rest easy at night knowing that this is a president who is addressing the situation, who understands how critical it is to make sure something that happens down there," she said of her father-in-law.