Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed former President Donald Trump Sunday in the Rio Grande Valley, citing border security and national security as his primary reasons for doing so.
The governor and former president also delivered Thanksgiving meals to Texas National Guard troops, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, and other service members stationed on the border over Thanksgiving in Edinburg, Texas.
They did so, Abbott said, because the Texas law enforcement officers serving through his border security mission, Operation Lone Star, “should not be here at this time. The only reason they are here is because the president is not securing our border.”
“If the president enforced the existing laws, our border would be secure,” Abbott said, referring to President Joe Biden. “The president can secure the border,” he said, which is “why I am officially endorsing Donald Trump for president.”