DONALD Trump has slammedJoe Biden's "incompetent" handling of the ongoing US border crisis – claiming that "rapists and murderers" are coming into the country because of it.

The ex-president even said he was "seriously considering" visiting the "totally open" border, which he says "criminals" are taking advantage of.



During an interview with Fox Business on Monday, Trump blasted the fact no officials have visited the Mexico border since Biden took over – despite him tipping Vice President Kamala Harris as "border czar" months ago.

Trump claimed that "criminals" including "rapists and murderers and drug dealers" were flooding into the US because the border is "totally open".

"It's disgraceful that no one from the administration has been there," Trump said.

"I'm seriously considering (visiting the border) just to support these incredible men and women who have done such a good job and they're just left out to dry."

The 45th president also blamed the surge in migrants crossing on the "incompetence" of the Biden administration

Since being named "border czar", Harris has been widely – and heavily – criticized for failing to visit the southern border.

Biden handed Harris the crisis at the border to deal with as US officials continue to struggle to deal with the soaring number of migrants – including large numbers of unaccompanied minors.


Republicans have repeatedly called on the VP to visit the border but she has not done so, despite traveling through many US states since her appointment. 

It comes after it was revealed that the Biden administration has released more than 62,000 immigrants into the US in its first four months, compared to 65 released by the Trump White House in his final four. 

Tens of thousands of people who illegally crossed the US border have been discharged, with some not given a date on which they are to appear in court. 

It is the first time that an administration has allowed for migrants to be released without a court date, the Washington Examiner reports. 

Trump's latest comments come after he vowed to take back the country from "radical" Biden as he claimed the US is being "destroyed and humiliated" on the world stage during a speech on Saturday.

The former president rallied the crowd at the North Carolina Republican state convention in his first televised remarks in more than three months.


Trump used the speech to blast Biden over immigration and for "bowing down to China" during his first four months in office.

"Can we take this?" he asked the crowd as he hit out at "vicious" Democrats.

"They’re violent. They hate our country and they have bad policies," he continued.

"Bad, bad things are happening to us perhaps like never before.

"As we gather tonight, the country is being destroyed before our very own eyes."

Meanwhile, in the same Fox interview he slammed the border crisis in on Monday, Trump branded Bitcoina "scam against the dollar" that needs "very, very high regulation."

"Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam," Trump said. "I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar … I want the dollar to be the currency of the world. That’s what I’ve always said."

He went on to insist that cryptocurrencies should be regulated "very, very high."

Since the former president made the comments, Bitcoin's value appeared to fall by over 1.3 per cent, from $36,472 to $35,973 in just one hour.

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