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President Trump Threatens to Punish Honduras Over Immigrant Caravan
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President Trump threatened on Tuesday to withhold aid from the Honduran government if it did not halt the mass migration of more than 1,500 people who crossed into Guatemala this week with most intending to illegally enter the United States.
“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” Trump said on his Twitter account.
The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
In another post Tuesday night, President Trump expanded on his earlier Tweet, adding El Salvador and Guatemala to his threat.
“We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!” he wrote.
WIBC hosts The Chicks on the Right:
"And this is not because we don't care about people, okay? We can't afford it; sorry."
"Yeah, and by the way, the United States gave them $175 million in fiscal aid in 2017, okay? That's a lot of money!"
"And we did that! The American taxpayers did that. You're welcome! And by the way, we're broke."
"And I'm sure they'll respond on the left by using children as human props, which is pathetic and gross. But I like to see the President respond sharply on issue like this - just saying 'No'"
"And 'no' sometimes is an acceptable answer - usually when we're broke and do not have the bandwidth. Sorry, we can't do it."
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