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Trump Rips Jon Tester For Supporting Open Border Agenda As Migrant Caravan Approaches US

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President Donald Trump criticized “weak” U.S. immigration laws as the migrant caravan has reached the U.S. southern border and ripped Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester for supporting an open borders agenda, in a tweet Monday night.

Trump’s tweet comes as the caravan of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. arrived at the southern border Monday. Many of whose members and associates have been caught climbing the border fences.

Trump targeted the “weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws” and Tester specifically for his stance on immigration.

The president’s tweet comes days after he called for Tester’s resignation. The Montana senator published a report detailing allegations against campaign Adm. Ronny Jackson, the now former nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Jackson was handing out prescriptions illegally and was drunk on duty, Tester’s report said.

“The migrant caravan … is openly defying our border,” Trump said and called U.S. immigration laws “weak & ineffective.” (RELATED: Migrants From Central American Caravan Caught Scaling The Border Fences)

Trump blamed lawmakers like Tester for supporting the “open borders agenda” and said the U.S. needs lawmakers “who will put America First.”

Correction: The original published version of this article identified Tester as a senator from West Virginia. Tester is from Montana, and this post has been corrected to reflect that.

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