Trump Threatens El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala After New Caravan Surfaces

Conservative Tribune | 12/28/2018 | Ben Marquis (Posted by) Level 4
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There has been ample discussion over the past few months about the several caravans of Central American migrants that have already or are currently moving toward the southern U.S. border with the intent to enter the U.S.

Those Central American migrant caravans — which typically number in the thousands and are largely composed of migrants originating from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — have drawn the ire of President Donald Trump for the various risks they pose to the U.S.

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In fact, Trump has previously placed those Central American countries on notice that, should they fail to get a handle on the caravans developing in their midst, the foreign aid largess the U.S. so graciously shares with those nations could be at risk of being withheld or diverted elsewhere.

Amid news that another migrant caravan is forming in Honduras, the Washington Examiner reported that President Trump has reiterated his threat that foreign aid to the Central American nations could be cut off if they don’t do anything about it.

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As part of a series of tweets that largely focused on the government shutdown and current impasse in Congress over his request for additional border security funding and threats to shut down the southern border entirely, Trump called out El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras over the caravans.

Trump tweeted, “…Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!”

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However, for all of his threats to cut foreign aid to those nations, it doesn’t appear that any action has been taken to follow through, at least not as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, in...
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