Trump to visit the southern border and greet Thanksgiving workers with Gov. Abbott

by Alex Caldwell

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President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, will hold a joint visit at the southern border on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET in Edinburg for what may lead to a possible endorsement of the president from a prominent governor.

The two will host the state’s annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition of serving tamales to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Texas National Guardsmen deployed along the border.

Abbott is allegedly vying to endorse the president during the event. Per Fox News, the governor was grateful for Trump’s endorsement in 2022, so he likely wants to return the favor.

Despite facing a crowded primary field, Abbott handily swept his his opponents and went on to win the general election, defeating former Democrat Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

Meanwhile, Trump has consistently been the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, beating out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former S.C. Gov Nikki Haley in virtually every poll by double-digits.

One October YouGov poll of Texas likely voters found that Trump led a field of eight other primary candidates with 58 percent. His closest rival, DeSantis, placed second with 14 percent, while Haley scored third with six percent support.

Trump’s trip to the border with Abbott will spotlight several hot-button issues among voters of the 2024 election. Per Fox News, Trump has promised to launch the largest deportation of illegal migrants in American history, reinstate travel bans and the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and end automatic citizenship for children born in the U.S. from immigrants who entered the nation illegally.

Abbott has also focused much of his attention towards securing the southern border. In September, Abbott declared that there was “an invasion” at the border, citing the Biden administration’s policies as the culprit for the escalating situation.

“I officially declared an invasion at our border because of Biden’s policies,” Abbott posted to X. “We deployed the Texas National Guard, DPS & local law enforcement. We are building a border wall, razor wire & marine barriers. We are also repelling migrants.”

Tune into RSBN for all-day coverage of President Trump’s visit to the Lone Star State.

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