President Trump is predicting that Democrats throwing their support behind calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will face blowback at the polls.
“Well I hope they keep thinking about it, because they’re going to get beaten so badly,” Trump told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo in an interview excerpt released Saturday.
“You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out. Because they’re much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10,” Trump said, referring to the international gang.
“And these are the ones — you get rid of ICE, you’re going to have a country that you’re going to be afraid to walk out of your house.”
Calls to abolish ICE had previously been limited to certain groups on the left, but the idea has gained traction among mainstream Democrats in recent days and has quickly become a de facto litmus test of a politician’s progressive chops.