President Trump continued to lash out at the Central American caravan making its way toward the U.S. border Monday, claiming without evidence that terrorists and members of the MS-13 gang had infiltrated the group. Trump tweeted, “Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!”
Trump also doubled down on his threat to cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and called out Democrats over U.S. border policy, in an ongoing attempt to turn the caravan into a main issue in upcoming midterm elections. Meanwhile, people who live on the caravan’s route have been providing volunteer assistance and basic necessities to the migrants. This is Mexican resident Ana Gamboa.
Ana Gamboa: “The only thing I can say to people is that they should be more human, that we should look into our hearts and imagine ourselves in the migrants’ shoes, because it isn’t easy, what the migrants are doing. We Mexicans like to criticize Donald Trump for the way he treats Mexicans in the United States, and now we’re acting just like him. We don’t have any walls on our border, but sometimes we ourselves are the wall.”
We’ll have more on the caravan later in the broadcast.