Trump threatens to 'get rid of judges' in Oval Office immigration rant
Donald Trump speaks from Oval Office at the White House (Fox News/screen grab)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that the solution to the so-called border crisis was to "get rid of judges."

While speaking in the Oval Office, Trump was asked if he would move forward with his plan to close the Mexico border.

"Well I haven't made that intention known and I'm ready to close it if I have to close it," Trump said. "Mexico has the strongest immigration laws in the world. Nobody has stronger. I guess some have the same but you can't get any stronger than what Mexico has and we don't want people coming up on this dangerous journey and coming in."

Trump argued that the U.S. immigration system "is absolutely maxed out."

"And what we have to do is Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal," the president insisted. "I could do it in 45 minutes. We need to get rid of chain migration, we need to get rid of catch and release and visa lottery and we have to do something about asylum and to be honest with you, I have to get rid of judges."

Trump did not explain how it intends to "get rid of judges."

Watch the video below from CNN.