OPINION – The San Angelo LIVE! team went on an adventure over the past two days and headed to the Rio Grande Valley to find out the truths about Biden's Border Crisis.
As many of our audience knows, San Angelo LIVE! Publisher Joe Hyde is a veteran Air Force pilot and currently owns a Mooney M-20C named "Speedy." We took the Mooney from the San Angelo Regional Airport to the McAllen International Airport on Jun. 29.
Tuesday night, around the time of take off, thunderstorms rolled across the Concho Valley delaying the time of departure to around 7:30 p.m. After hours of dodging thunderstorms we landed at around 10:30 p.m.
After a smooth landing the team caught a Lyft, went to the Hotel, and crashed for the night.
The following morning Joe and I went to the the Texas DPS headquarters in Weslaco, TX. After waiting for around an hour, buses hauled us to the Border where we were able to see the Wall.
At around 10:30 a.m. we arrived at the border. I then went live from the San Angelo LIVE! Facebook page. To watch the livestream see the video below: (If you are reading this on the email click the article link)
Following the live stream the Secret Service allowed us to go set up equipment for the border update. Where we were able to get front row seats for the show.
Then the Trump Train arrived. A large number of Congressmen and the who's who of the Republican Party were there including Congressmen August Pfluger and Jody Arrington who we interviewed. Those interviews will be released very soon.
Prior to their arrival at the wall, Trump and Abbott held a conference with a number of local officials and heard their complaints about the illegal alien invasion. To see the conference click: Watch: Abbott and Trump Attend Border Security Briefing
They then went to the wall and held another event. This was more of a rally of Republicans who were excited to see the Don and Abbott. During the event Trump gave a speech calling out not only President Biden but also Vice President Kamala Harris for their lack of effort on the Border Crisis. My favorite part of the speech was when the former President said "If he would have only went to the beach following inauguration and left everything alone then we wouldn't be here now." For the full interview see: WATCH: Donald Trump and Governor Greg Abbott Visit the Real Border
To end the speech, the only democrat at the border, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta yelled at Trump from the crowd asking if he would ever apologize for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capital. The question was overpowered by a thunder of boos.
Following the speech we high tailed it back to the DPS office and caught a Lyft back to the airport. Before getting to the airport we stopped at a "Taco Palenque" and grabbed the best drive thru Mexican food I've had to date.
We then got back in the Mooney and headed back. We touched down at KSJT at 8:45 p.m. Check out the video below for a full wrap up of the adventure: