President Donald Trump threatens to close US border with Mexico because of migrants

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 23, 2018
10:46 A.M.

On Thursday, while many people were celebrating Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump spoke to military members and reporters. The press conference was held at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.


While speaking on different topics he touched on the migrants at the US-Mexico border. He threatened to close the border if things became uncontrollable.

President Donald Trump has revealed that he’s signed an order to close the US-Mexico border. He also shared that he’d officially authorized military troops to use lethal force against migrants who might attempt to enter the US illegally.

Trump said:

"If they have to, they're going to use lethal force. I've given the OK. If they have to -- I hope they don't have to."


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The president shared that he had “no choice" in the matter and without providing evidence he claimed that the migrants were criminals.

“You're dealing with a minimum of 500 serious criminals and rough people.”


He stated,

"You're dealing with a minimum of 500 serious criminals. So I’m not going to let the military be taken advantage of. I have no choice. Do I want that to happen? Absolutely not. But you’re dealing with rough people.”


Trump also shared that he was willing to face a partial shutdown of the government over “border security.” He added that he’d signed the order two days ago.


He revealed that he’d already shut down parts of the border and that the entire border may be closed if conflict with migrants escalates. Trump shared that it would be a temporary shutdown until they get things under control.


He explained how the shutdown would affect Mexico:

“And Mexico will not be able to sell their cars into the United States where they make so many cars at great benefit to them, not at great benefit to us.”


So far, the White House hasn’t released the order. Before the midterms, the president had ordered the military to reinforce the southern border to stop the migrants making their way from Central America to the US.

At the resort, Trump also held a Thanksgiving dinner where he was joined by his family. The menu consisted of a turkey with all the trimmings, beef tenderloin, lamb, salmon, Chilean sea bass, red snapper, braised short ribs, and sides.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

After Millionaire Husband’s Death, Old Widow Is Forced to Live In Dirty Old Trailer – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

87-Year-Old Man Returns Home from Hospital, Sees His Stuff Had Been Taken Out of the House – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

84-Year-Old Mom Announces She’s Moving to Nursing Home and Has to Sell House Her Kids Live In — Story of the Day

March 31, 2022

Rich Man Mocks Veteran Selling Toys on the Street until He Notices Brother’s Pendant on His Neck — Story of the Day

April 21, 2022

Old Lady Adopts Lost Little Boy with Note in His Pocket, His Mother Returns after 13 Years – Story of the Day

March 25, 2022

Antique Shop Owner Asks Homeless Man Begging for Food Where He Got His Ring – Story of the Day

February 10, 2022

Man Sees His Newborn Girl, Accuses Wife Again of Cheating, and Gets a DNA Paternity Test

April 19, 2022

4 Friends Promise to Meet in 40 Years, 3 Men Show Up and Find Note Saying, 'I'm Not Coming' – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Rich Man Returns Home from Restaurant with Wife and Kicks Her and Daughter Out

February 28, 2022

Rich Woman Mocks Cleaner Who Is in Love with Her, until He Saves Her on the Street – Story of the Day

February 12, 2022

Crying Soldier Is Late for Flight, Staff Tenses as Voice Says, ‘Don’t Let Him Get on the Plane!’ – Story of the Day

May 24, 2022

Widowed Mom Learns Her Son Escapes Home Every Night, He Returns One Day with Bag Full of Cash – Story of the Day

April 11, 2022

Rich Woman Saves Waiter Who Paid for Her and Dad’s Meal 17 Years Ago When They Were Poor – Story of the Day

May 19, 2022

Girl Disappears Day after Grandmother Gifts Her an Extremely Expensive Necklace – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022