On Tuesday, January 12, Donald Trump gave a speech at the Mexican border. This was his first official appearance since the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
My institution also instituted vital public health measures on the border in response to the China virus.
The president continued to say that "illegal immigrants are being promptly removed to protect the health of border agents, other migrants and local communities, and the public at large."
He began to speak about the impact of COVID-19 on various parts of Mexico.
"The COVID...it's got about 24 names I can call it from COVID to China Virus. I can call it the plague, I can call it the China plague. A lot of different names. But we always call it the invisible enemy."
Trump said that the "invisible enemy" has been especially hard on Mexico. He added that the U.S. has areas right along the border that are "in great shape" while those in Mexico are "suffering on the other side."
He said that the wall has empowered ICE and border control to fulfill their oath even though it's a "tough... [and] nasty job."