Gov. Greg Abbott and former President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that they will be in Texas on Sunday to serve meals to Texas law enforcement.
The two will host a meet and greet in Edinburg with Texas National Guard soldiers, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers, and other service members stationed on the border over Thanksgiving, according to a press release from Abbott sent to The Dallas Express.
Abbott and Trump will also be joined on the visit by Adjutant General of Texas Major General Thomas Suelzer, DPS Director Steve McCraw, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, and Texas Border Czar Mike Banks.
The event will take place at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg and is expected to include remarks from multiple officials, according to Abbott’s news release.
While it is still unclear what meals the governor will present to the service members, the last two events have featured tamales as the meal of choice.
There is also speculation that Abbott may end the trip by endorsing the former president for the 2024 GOP nomination.
Sources confirmed to Fox News that Abbott is grateful for Trump’s endorsement during the 2022 gubernatorial election and may choose to return the favor prior to this year’s presidential election.
Abbott has also served meals to service members from Operation Lone Star in 2021 and 2022, saying in the past that he wants to thank “the dedicated men and women stationed along the border for Operation Lone Star as they continue serving our state and ensuring the safety of our communities this holiday season.”
“Texas is thankful for the tireless commitment and selfless service of our brave DPS troopers and Texas National Guard members as they work around-the-clock to secure our southern border and keep Texans safe,” said Abbott in 2022, according to a release from the event.
Operation Lone Star was initiated in March 2021 in response to a rise in unlawful migrants entering Texas.
Abbott issued a disaster declaration in May that extends to 48 counties along or near the border, which directed the DPS to “use available resources to enforce all applicable federal and state laws to prevent the criminal activity along the border, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking, and to assist Texas counties in their efforts to address those criminal activities.”