While President Donald Trump took care of business and tweeted in Washington on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence went to the Arizona-Mexico border in person on Thursday.

“I’m here because President Trump and I recognize that we have a crisis on our southern border,” said the vice president in Nogales, Arizona, as he spoke to Border Patrol staff.

“But to be here in the Nogales community, to see the work that you’re doing, to fly over the border as we have, reinforces the determination that we have to get you the resources, build the physical barrier, but also to make the changes in the law that are necessary to end that humanitarian crisis that you see depicted here,” the vice president said.

The vice president put a number on the current situation there. “I was told, this last Tuesday, 4,300 people were apprehended attempting to come into this country illegally.  It is the highest single day total ever recorded by Customs and Border Patrol,” he said.

Presidential Pressure

The president put some pressure on the Democratic Party with a series of tweets on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday about the border.

First, on Wednesday, the president said, “Everybody is now acknowledging that, right from the time I announced my run for President, I was 100% correct on the Border. Remember the heat I took? Democrats should now get rid of the loopholes. The Border is being fixed. Mexico will not let people through!”

Then on Thursday, he tweeted, “I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!”

On Friday morning, he highlighted a shift in the perception of the border crisis: “Even the Democrats now say that our Southern Border is a Crisis and a National Emergency. Hopefully, we will not be getting any more BAD (outrageous) court decisions!”

The White House tweeted a video clip from Fox News of Jeh Johnson, DHS secretary under President Obama, saying, “This is a crisis by any measure.”