It came after reports from Axios that the Customs and Border Protection agency confirmed to Congress that four people arrested at the southern border since Oct. 1 match names on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database.
Three of the people arrested were from Yemen and one was from Serbia. However, it was not clear how many non-South American nationals were attempting to travel across the border.
During the interview, Ms Bartiromo also asked the former president if he would recommend his supporters voluntarily receive the coronavirus vaccine, noting that a sizeable swath of Republicans remain uneasy or opposed to getting the shot at this point. The 74-year-old himself received a vaccine while he was still president, however, it was not made public.
“I would,” Mr Trump responded, making it his most explicit endorsement for the national mass vaccination campaign since he left office in January. “I would recommend it and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly.”
Polls show that Republican men, who are overwhelmingly supporters of Mr Trump and his “Make America Great Again” or MAGA platform, are the leading vaccine sceptics.
Mr Trump making these remarks on Fox News is notable, as primetime stars such as Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have repeatedly cast doubt.