Social media captures President Donald Trump’s visit to the Texas border

Opponents and supporters gather on border ahead of Trump’s arrival in Rio Grande Valley

Nydia Canas attaches a flag to her vehicle in supporter of President Donald Trump in anticipation of his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Harlingen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HARLINGEN, Texas – President Donald Trump traveled to South Texas on Tuesday to tout his administration’s border wall accomplishments.

Trump arrived in the Rio Grande Valley in the early afternoon and traveled from Harlingen to the Alamo, Texas area. Alamo is a town just miles north of the border.

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Officials in Alamo indicated Tuesday morning they did not have any prior knowledge of the president’s visit and did not have an itinerary. They asked for peaceful protests and respect for law enforcement officials.

Supporters and opponents of the president were expected to gather upon Trump’s arrival. Here’s a look at how social media is capturing what’s expected to be Trump’s final visit to the Texas-Mexico border before he leaves office.

*Editor’s Note: This article will be updated during and after the president’s visit with the latest reaction from social media. (Videos may contain some profane language.)

San Antonio area Republican Congressman Lloyd Doggett on Trump’s visit:

City of McAllen asks for peaceful protests:

About the Author:

RJ Marquez is co-host of KSAT News Now and reports for Good Morning San Antonio. He's been at KSAT since 2010 and covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms, including his Spurs newsletter. RJ has reported stories for KSAT Explains.