Monday President Trump once again took to Twitter, this time, issuing three tweets blasting the refugees that have been migrating toward the U.S./Mexico borders. The caravan according to CNN, formed on “October 13th, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras,” and “arrived in Guatemala on Monday.”
In his first tweet, he expresses sadness that the Mexican Police and military were “unable to stop the Caravan.” CNN reports that according to Mexican officials between Friday and Sunday, that 1,028 people requested asylum, in Mexico. 346 migrants according to the statement, were considered in “vulnerable,” conditions, and “had been transferred to a shelter in the state of Chiapas.”
In the same tweet, President Trump without evidence states that mixed in with the caravan are, “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners.” He also explains that he has alerted “Border Patrol and Military,” stating that this is a “National Emergy,” [Emergency].
CBS News explains that President Trump doesn’t have the authority to send the Military to the U.S. Border, unless he declares “a national emergency and,” receives, “a congressional wavier.”
In the next tweet, sent shortly after the first one, President Trump tells America to “blame the Democrats” every time “we see a Caravan, or people illegally coming,” to the U.S. Border. In the same tweet, he also tires to explain this caravan is “unfair to those who come in legally.”
For what it’s worth the migrants, are in fact attempting to enter the U.S. legally. As a reminder there are currently no laws that prevent people seeking entry to the U.S., at the U.S. border.
His second to last tweet for Monday morning, is in my opinion the most outrageous (in this group of tweets) as he’s the President of the United States, as he is the leader of what is called, “the free world.” In this tweet that is forty-two words long, he explains that citizens are the property of their country, and that it is illegal to travel to other countries. He also once again threatens foreign aid to the countries unable to “stop,” people from leaving their country.
The tweet break-down:
“Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country.”
Let that sink-in, not able to stop people from leaving their country…
“and coming illegally to the U.S.,” there is no crime against coming to the U.S. Border. Crossing the border illegally is just that, but attempting to reach our border, is not a crime.
“We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.”
According to the Washington Post, currently the U.S. aid “obligations this year are about $53 million to Guatemala, $20 million to El Salvador and $15 million to Honduras.”
He ends his morning tweets with reminding everyone he’ll be in Texas on Monday night, to host a MAGA rally, for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)