Trump suggests U.S. 'close up' to stop immigrants during OH business roundtable

  • Trump suggests U.S. 'close up' to stop immigrants during OH business roundtable

Trump suggests U.S. 'close up' to stop immigrants during OH business roundtable

President Donald Trump said Saturday "we want to make everything here" as he promoted his "America First" agenda during an appearance in Cleveland, days before the state's primary election.

Trump criticized US immigration policy, saying people entering the USA illegally are taking advantage of "catch-and-release" practices and don't show up for their immigration court dates.

US President Donald Trump has floated a new idea about border security, saying that people might "have to think about closing up the country", the media reported.

Many of those Republican candidates are expected to be in Cleveland on Saturday when Trump holds a round-table event at the Cleveland Public Auditorium to tout the positive impacts of recent GOP tax cuts on businesses and families.

"And we may have to close up our country to get this straight, because we either have a country or we don't".

He also said USA protectionist trade policies and his more isolationist policies would benefit Americans.

"We'll be taking care of our people", he added.

"Congressman Jim Renacci has been a great champion of President Trump's tax cuts that are spurring record economic growth across OH and America", the campaign said earlier this week.

Trump's comments come as he hosts a roundtable with OH business owners in Cleveland as he looks to highlight the benefits of the GOP tax law. Sherrod Brown, who Renacci will face in November if Renacci wins his primary. The RNC says Trump is raising 3 million dollars. Trump says: "He'll be fantastic".

Trump recently endorsed Renacci, whose campaign spokeswoman Brittany Martinez called Gibbons' complaint "a predictably sad and desperate end to his campaign".

Trump's visit comes as Republicans are facing an increasingly challenging midterm election environment.

Trump won OH in the 2016 election by 8%.