President Donald Trump congratulated himself on Monday during a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for winning the 2016 election on a platform of immigration enforcement and mass deportations.
“President Trump, you seemed to suggest that Syrian refugees are a Trojan horse for potential terrorism, while the prime minister hugs refugees and welcomes them with open arms,” a reporter asked. “Are you confident the northern border is secure?”
“You can never be totally confident,” Trump said.
Trump praised Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for doing a “great job” of deporting “very, very hardened criminals” so far.
“That’s what I said I would do. I’m just doing what I said I would do, and we won by a very, very large electoral college vote,” Trump said.
Trump said that he “knew” he would win.
“I knew this is what people were wanting. That wasn’t the only reason, that wasn’t my only thing that we did so well on, but that was something that was very important,” Trump said. “I think that in the end, everyone is going to be extremely happy. And I will tell you right now, a lot of people are very, very happy right now.”