Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Washington - Trump Warns Mexico On Migrant Caravan, Threatens To Deploy Military

Published on: October 18, 2018 08:21 AM
By: Reuters
Change text size Text Size  
President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a meeting with workers on 'Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom' in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 17 October 2018.  EPAPresident Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a meeting with workers on 'Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom' in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 17 October 2018.  EPA

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would to deploy the U.S. military and close the southern border if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for the United States from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

“I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Advertisement:

Trump threatened to withhold regional aid as a caravan with several thousand Honduran migrants journeyed this week through Guatemala to Mexico in hopes of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and escaping endemic violence and poverty in Central America.

The president also dispatched U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City on Friday.

Trump, who has made curtailing immigration and building a border wall on the Mexican border a key platform, has previously threatened to shut off aid and dispatch troops there.

In a string of tweets on Thursday, Trump also appeared to link the issue to trade and a newly minted deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement pact that is awaiting ratification.

“The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border,” Trump wrote, referring to the newest trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.



More of today's headlines

Jerusalem - David Friedman participated at an event in the West Bank city of Ariel, in his position as United States ambassador to Israel. It is rare for U.S. envoys... New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with...

 

Total6

Read Comments (6)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Oct 18, 2018 at 09:18 AM hashomer Says:

Trumpf barks xenophobic orders in the US and binyumin Nussenyuhi responds by shouting jawol mein herr! Feh!

2

 Oct 18, 2018 at 10:42 AM Anonymous Says:

Ban All Muslims. Remember? Now his best buddies is Saudi Arabia the 9/11 crowd.

3

 Oct 18, 2018 at 10:54 AM elyeh Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Trumpf barks xenophobic orders in the US and binyumin Nussenyuhi responds by shouting jawol mein herr! Feh!

Hashomer, your hate is sad. Lo Saaneh Braichah Aid Shaker.

An invasion is an invasion - whether from Gaza or from Mexico.

4

 Oct 18, 2018 at 11:44 AM Moose Says:

Reply to #3  
elyeh Says:

Hashomer, your hate is sad. Lo Saaneh Braichah Aid Shaker.

An invasion is an invasion - whether from Gaza or from Mexico.

Hashomer is either unhinged or is having fun. (Rattling the cage so that he gets a response. )
Either way s/he does not warrant a reply.
I just wonder why vIN tolerates this. (Unless they put him/her up to it to evoke comments).

5

 Oct 18, 2018 at 12:14 PM All bark, no bite Says:

TRump, who has made curtailing immigration and building a border wall on the Mexican border a key platform, has previously threatened to shut off aid and dispatch troops there.

6

 Oct 18, 2018 at 06:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Trumpf barks xenophobic orders in the US and binyumin Nussenyuhi responds by shouting jawol mein herr! Feh!

This is about Mexico, not Israel, you flaming idiot.

7

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!