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Trump to Paxton: Good luck in your next election

(Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott, and former President Donald Trump attend a border security briefing to discuss further plans in securing the southern border wall on June 30, 2021 in Weslaco, Texas. Gov. Abbott has pledged to build a state-funded border wall between Texas and Mexico as a surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies. So far in 2021, U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 900,000 immigrants crossing into the United States on the southern border.

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Former President Donald Trump heaped praise on Texas elected officials and offered well wishes in the 2022 elections when he visited the border on Wednesday afternoon.

Trump opened his remarks today with a kind word towards Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

“It was an honor to endorse you, [the] highest and best endorsement,” Trump said. “I did notice your poll numbers are through the roof and I’m very happy and great job.”

Trump teased an endorsement for Attorney General Ken Paxton with reassurances Paxton will fare well against his two opponents Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman.

“Good luck Ken,” Trump said. “I know you have a little race coming up … and I’ll be making an endorsement of somebody in the near future.”

Trump addressed Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick as a friend and said he spoke with him about border security at least once a week during his presidency.

Later on at the border, Trump asked if Patrick was open to considering a new career path.

“An incredible Lt. Gov., who is my friend, what a job you did!” Trump said. “Are you going to be my campaign manager if I do this again? You think I should do it again? May we don’t have to … maybe we’ll win it three times.”

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