Trump Threatens Mexico With Border Shutdown

Trump Threatens Mexico With Border Shutdown

President Donald Trump threatened to close the southern border, or large portions of it, next week unless Mexico takes action to stop the flow of illegal crossings into the United States.

During a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday night, Trump told the crowd that two additional caravans are moving toward the border.

“Mexico could stop them so easy, and you know what, if they don’t it’s going to cost them a hell of a lot of money,” he said. “And it they don’t, and I’m telling you right now, we will close the damn border!”

The president reiterated his threat in a series of tweets Friday, promising to take action next week if Mexico fails to address the problem.

“The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S,” Trump wrote. “Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S. through their country and our Southern Border.”

“Mexico has for many years made a fortune off of the U.S., far greater than Border Costs,” he added. “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week.”

Trump concluded, “This would be so easy for Mexico to do, but they just take our money and ‘talk.’ Besides, we lose so much money with them, especially when you add in drug trafficking etc.), that the Border closing would be a good thing!”