Trump: I Will Impose A ‘Full Fentanyl Blockade’

Former President Donald Trump recently issued a promise that he would deploy the U.S. Navy to impose a “full fentanyl blockade on the waters of our region.”

“Many people have been badly hurt and even killed by the illegal migrants invading our country. Not one more innocent life should be wrecked by Joe Biden’s open border agenda. In my first term, I did more to secure our border than any president in history,” Trump said during a campaign stop in Iowa, according to Newsmax.

Trump also revealed his plans to go after illegal immigrants, drug dealers, or cartel members in the U.S. to address the “scourge of illegal alien gang violence.”

“And I will make clear that we must use any and all resources needed to stop the invasion — including moving thousands of troops currently stationed overseas to our own southern border,” Trump added.

“Before we defend the borders of foreign countries, we must secure the border of our country,” he continued. “I will deploy the U.S. Navy to impose a full fentanyl blockade on the waters of our region — boarding and inspecting ships to look for fentanyl and fentanyl precursors.”

“But we cannot wait until 2025 to begin stopping Biden’s nightmare at the border. That is why I am calling on Congressional Republicans to ban Joe Biden from using a single taxpayer dollar to release or resettle illegal aliens into the United States effective Sept. 30. The time for talk is over — now is the time for action,” Trump concluded.

Since President Joe Biden took office in 2021, the number of fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled, given the president’s refusal and inaction to secure the southern border. Over 100,000 Americans died because of fentanyl in 2021, marking a record high, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In 2022, under Biden, nearly 110,000 Americans’ lives were taken away because of the illicit drug, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

Under Biden’s tenure, nearly five million illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border into the U.S., marking the highest in nearly a century, according to The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

“Roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Ireland has illegally entered the United States in the 18 months President Biden has been in office, with many being released into American communities,” FAIR’s president, Dan Stein, said.

“In that time, the Biden administration has blamed an unprecedented surge of illegal immigration on all sorts of external factors, except their own sabotage of our nation’s immigration laws,” Stein added.