Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said he is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas Thursday, a trip that comes as he continued to condemn illegal immigration.
Trump said he was invited to the city of Laredo, where he will meet with members of the union that represents border control agents. He will also hold a press conference at the border at 2 p.m., according to the schedule relased to the media.
During an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday, the business mogul teased about the possibility of adding a campaign stop at the border.
“I’ve been invited by the Border Patrol and they want to honor me actually – thousands and thousands of them because I’m speaking up,” Trump said in during the morning show. “These are tremendous people. They are tough people. They want to do the job and they’re not allowed to do their job by the president essentially.”
The 69-year-old said he would be going “very soon. It could even be tomorrow.”
“I’ll be flying in. I may never see you again but we’re going to do it,” Trump added.
Soon after the show aired, Trump’s campaign confirmed the trip sharing it on social media.
“I'm going to the BORDER tomorrow. Will be seeing some really brave people. Look forward to a big day!” he tweeted.
I'm going to the BORDER tomorrow. Will be seeing some really brave people. Look forward to a big day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2015
Trump has dominated the Republican presidential primary election in recent weeks, most notably after he described Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals in his announcement speech last month.
Then, over the weekend he came under fire for mocking Senator John McCainexperience as a tortured prisoner of war in Vietnam..
Since then Trump has intensified his criticism of McCain and his record on veterans issues in the Senate, even as politicians from both parties and veterans groups have rushed to McCain's defense.
FoxNews.com's Christopher Snyder and The Associated Press contributed to this report.