Dana Milbank: On the border, Trump alone couldn’t fix it. In fact, he broke it. – Salt Lake Tribune
How much of the current mess would have happened without Trump is unknowable. But, by his own standard, he deserves all the blame, because he took all the credit for a decline in border crossings in 2017. “We’ve already cut illegal immigration at the southern border by 61%,” he said in early 2017, one of many such boasts. “You know, the border is down 78%. Under past administrations, the border didn’t go down — it went up,” he boasted that summer.