President Trump, in a Tweet (always), says he will deter the latest migrant invasion with the National Guard (if he has to).
Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to seal America’s southern border with military force unless Mexico intervenes to stop the flow of illegal immigrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America.
The stern, tweeted warning came as a group of more than 4,000 travels north through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States, despite having no visas or other legal papers to enter.
Trump blamed his Democratic rivals for the resulting chaos, saying ‘they want Open Borders and existing weak laws.’
He resurrected the claim that launched his White House campaign in 2015, saying that ‘this large flow of people’ includes ‘MANY CRIMINALS’ and putting the words in uppercase letters for effect.
‘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.
Okay. Proceed, Mr. President. This particular caravan, 4,000 strong, is just the latest formed column. A similar number of criminal invaders enter the US every four days or so – one, two, ten at a time and here and there. Make no mistake, this is an actual invasion. Because it’s migration-based, history shows that it’s worse than literal war.
Why hasn’t the military been deployed much earlier? Like in January of 2017? And will the military also scour the country for the supporters of the invading forces, those assorted enemy combatants, traitors to the Republic?
Time will tell. Unless it runs out. One might say, “time is of the essence.”