President Trump delivered remarks on illegal immigration and border security from the White House Thursday.
The President said Thursday that many of the Central American migrants marching to the United States are “not legitimate asylum-seekers” because they have decided not to seek asylum in Mexico.
The Honduran migrants are passing through two countries, Guatemala and Mexico, in order to reach the US border.
President Trump then issued a warning to migrants who were caught on video throwing rocks at Mexican police.
Via Fox News:
“Anybody throwing stones, rocks, like they did to Mexico and the Mexican military, Mexican police, where they badly hurt police and soldiers of Mexico, we will consider that a firearm.” Trump said. “We will consider that the maximum we can consider that, because they’re throwing rocks viciously and violently. …. We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. I told them to consider it a rifle. When they throw rocks, like they did at the Mexico military and police, I said, consider it a rifle.”
Asked by a reporter to clarify if U.S. troops might fire on the caravan, Trump responded, “I hope not, I hope not — but it’s the military.”
.@realDonaldTrump: "Anybody throwing stones, rocks, like they did to Mexico and the Mexican military, Mexican police, where they badly hurt police and soldiers of Mexico, we will consider that a firearm." pic.twitter.com/M7W0RGLT21
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 1, 2018