President Trump says U.S. now cutting aid to Central American nations over migrants

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:33 AM PT — Mon. Oct. 22, 2018

President Trump has declared that the U.S. will start blocking federal aid to Central American countries for failing to to contain the migrant caravan.

In a tweet Monday, the president said Guatamala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and illegally coming to the U.S.

He continued by saying the U.S. will now begin cutting off or substantially reducing the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.

Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan cling to the trucks of drivers who offered them free rides, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

This comes after the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala met over the weekend. According to the two leaders, over 2,000 people have returned home despite reports claiming the caravan has expanded to at least 5,000 migrants as of Monday.

President Trump also expressed disappoint with Mexico’s government for failing to block thousands of migrants headed toward the U.S. border.

The president went on to say you can “blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic immigration laws.”