- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 18, 2018

President Trump threatened Thursday to close the southern border if Mexico does not stop the caravan of migrants from reaching the U.S.

Mr. Trump said Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are effectively assaulting the country as hundreds of immigrants flee those nations. He once again warned that the U.S. would stop spending money on those nations if the migrants succeeded in making it to the border.

The president also blamed Democrats for the massive migrant movement.

The group, which started out in Honduras, defied the orders of Guatemalan police on Monday and proceeded to pass through the country. Police estimated that the group was around 2,000 on Monday.

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