ByRyan Saavedra

President Donald Trump slammed Democrats on Saturday and in an upcoming interview on Sunday for calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while reassuring ICE employees that their agency is going nowhere.

“The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13 & clean out the toughest of situations. They are great!”

In an interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo, Trump also spoke on the issue and predicted what he thinks will happen if the Democrats make this a campaign issue.

“Well, I hope they keep thinking about it because they’re going to get beaten so badly,” Trump told Bartiromo, according to pre-released quotes provided to The Daily Wire from Fox News.

“You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out,” Trump continued. “Because they’re much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10. And these are the ones — you get rid of ICE you’re going to have a country that you’re going to be afraid to walk out of your house. I love that issue if they’re going to actually do that.”