Bolstered by his recent vindication in the Mueller Russia probe, President Donald J. Trump has threatened to completely close the southern US border, and he means to make good on that threat, says top White House officials.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway warned that President Trump is not bluffing when he called for closing the southern border because of new large caravans of migrants from Central America crossing through Mexico and headed for the United States.

“You can take the president seriously, and here’s why. You’re giving those metrics. What he’s looking at is that 4,000 migrants apprehended in one day recently. We’re on track this month for close to 100,000,” Conway said on Fox News Sunday, referring to figures compiled by Customs and Border Protection.

Conway’s statements were backed up by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. When Mulvaney was asked on ABC’s This Week, what it would take for Trump not to follow through with closing the border, he replied, “Something drastic.”

“When Jeh Johnson said it’s a crisis, I hope people now believe us,” Mulvaney said, referring to former President Obama’s Homeland Security secretary. “A lot of folks in the media didn’t believe us. Democrats didn’t believe us a month ago, two months ago, when we said what was happening at the border was a crisis — a humanitarian crisis, and a security crisis.”

Mulvaney said the US just doesn’t have enough funds — and Democrats who control the House refuse to provide additional money to protect the border.

Congress Is Failing On Immigration, Not the President

Conway went on to rightly point the blame for many of the problems at the border, at Congress. Conway said Congress could step in and change legislation that says the US cannot hold families for longer than 20 days.

“We have never seen a surge like this coming from the Northern Triangle countries,” she told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “Some of these kids are already separated by their parents from their parents before they even arrive here. Congress can fix this, Chris, in an hour.”

In another hardline, Trump has also said he will slash all foreign aid for the countries that make up the Northern Triangle – Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador – because they are not doing enough to curb migrants from heading to the United States.

10 thoughts on “Trump Can and Will Make Good on Threat to Close the Border”
  1. Only wall that should be built is in Northern Alaska around trump with no windows to door and no roof too small for him to sit or lie down. How dare he discriminate against so many people who only leave their own countries because their lives and/or the lives of their children are in danger. As he is not Native American his parents or grandparents were immigrants. Send him back to whereever they immigrants from. We do NOT want trump here.

  2. GO Trump, GO KellyAnn and GO Mick!!!! Congress could fix everything and if we really knew all the reasons why they DON’T – well it would just make us all sick – I am sure of it. CLOSE THE BORDER – stop giving them money – LOCK IT DOWN – do whatever you can President Trump or we are going to lose our country completely.

  3. president Trump is right, he should close the border permanently which would cause economic pain south and north of the border but in the end save America a lot in the cost of welfare and other costs related to these immigrants like trials for criminal charges,housing,schooling and illegal voting, ect,ect, ect, ad infinitim ! Not to mention, the cost of changing our European culture to a POC Aztec Indian barbarian non-culture! They’ve been here for a thousand years and have done nothing to improve the lives of its citizens,why should it be now ,our problem? if, they could have done what we have done to build this land into what it is today. They would have done it a long time ago! also the president should stop all finnancial remittances to the country’s south of the border until all this immigrant iinvasion problem stops and the communist/Socialist Democrats repeal the current immigration law and go back to a white European immigratio preference law!

  4. Slam the door! Seal it off! Only let legitimate commerce through. Deploy a couple of divisions of military along the border to catch and repatriate the invaders back to southern Honduras so they can walk back again.

  5. Being an expert in Latin America, you can be sure that if these people that are reaching our Southern Border to invade our country, more Caravans will follow !! Millions will come !!!!! These people live in Shanty towns no education, do not respect any laws, never paid taxes and never will…their governments want to get rid of them because they are discriminated – U.S. has been sending money to these countries but their corrupted governments keep it for themselves ! We are lighted at ! They all think American are stupid and that sooner or later we will have to accept – It will cost us billions of dollars to support them and all their families. Then to if they work here, they will send the money back to their countries !! We will lose our country for sure !

  6. DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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