Republican presidential candidate and current frontrunner Donald Trump appeared on Friday's broadcast of Morning Joe on MSNBC to discuss immigration, his visit to the border on Thursday and more.
Trump talked about what he witnessed at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas the and the importance of a country having a border.
"When we were there, ABC this evening, you know, the major ABC broadcast was there," Trump explained. "They were setting up. And there were illegals running past their cameras and people running after them. It was a whole mess. They ended up fighting on the ground. It was crazy. And it's all over the place."
"You have to do something to secure the border," Trump said. "We don't have a country without a border. Without a border, we just don't have a country."
MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: Well let me, as a member of polite society, ask you a legitimate question that has to do with what you would do to secure the border as President of the United States? What policies would you push for? What would you put in place that would improve the situation?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, before you do anything, Mika -- and I mean this and I say it to everybody -- you have to secure the border. You know, in terms of getting people. When we were there, ABC this evening, you know, the major ABC broadcast was there. They were setting up. And there were illegals running past their cameras and people running after them. It was a whole mess. They ended up fighting on the ground. It was crazy. And it's all over the place.
By the way, Laredo and areas like that, it's down in the valley, that's the really big problem. When people want to come in, they go down in the valley. You have to secure the borders. Now you can use combinations of walls, you can you use fences, you can use, in some cases, the river, in this case they have a river which is certainly helpful. But you have to do something to secure the border. We don't have a country without a border. Without a border, we just don't have a country. So everybody is in favor. One of the little things, you know, you have Kasie Hunt there, who never reports accurately, by the way, and you had --
JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: Oh, come on.
TRUMP: No, it's true. You had Katy Tur, and they didn't --
SCARBOROUGH: Kasie is great.
TRUMP: They didn't explain what look place there because that was a happening yesterday in Laredo. That was absolutely a happening. And when I got off the plane, there were, you know, tremendous numbers of people. And I will say, Joe, 95 percent of those people were cheering madly in favor. And yet I read and I hear people --
SCARBOROUGH: Well, Donald, I got to - Don, I got to go back to you. I think sometimes you are actually on TV, what Mika says, I am in private, somebody that can listen to somebody say 95 percent things that are nice about me and I seize on the five percent and obsess on it forever.