Trump, Biden Go Head-to-Head

( – Signaling that former President Donald Trump is doing more than the White House to control the border situation, Trump and Joe Biden landed in Texas at different sites along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The split-screen moment with Biden and Trump in different locations and hours apart offered a stark preview of how the former president and Biden will handle the hot-button issue of immigration and potential competition in the 2024 presidential elections.

At the moment, the migrant crisis is the result of record-setting illegal immigration, which is a top issue in their likely election rematch.

For the former president, the visit to the border was on a more comfortable landscape, a stance he has championed since his 2016 presidential campaign.

Throughout his term Trump frequented the border and public opinion surveys consistently indicate that voters have more confidence in him than Biden when it comes to immigration and border security.

Trump started his speech to the crowd from the border in Eagle Pass, a migrant hotspot that has become a battleground between the state of Texas and the Biden administration.

Afterward, Trump invited a lead border patrol officer to the microphone, who expressed agents’ frustration and stated they were “mad as hell” at how the White House is dealing with the illegal alien crisis.

The 81-year-old Democrat candidate announced his trip just after Trump had already scheduled his visit. A Trump campaign official commented that “Biden chasing us to the border … shows just how big of a problem this is for him.”

Yet, Biden remarked shortly after during a visit to New York City, “What I didn’t know was that my good friend apparently is going.”

Even though both contenders for the upcoming presidential elections were in the same state, Trump was in Eagle Pass and Biden was located about 325 miles away in Brownsville.

Republicans have openly criticized the Biden administration regarding his management of the escalating illegal immigration crisis, which prompted him to eventually visit the border in January last year and marked the first known instance in his administration.