President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S. southern border next week in a tweet Friday if Mexico “doesn’t immediately stop” illegal immigration into the U.S.
From Daily Caller:
“If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States throug[h] our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING … the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “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!”
Trump had said he “[m]ay close the Southern Border!” on Twitter Thursday.
Trump talked about closing the southern border in response to inaction from the Mexican government during a Thursday night rally in Michigan as well.
“Mexico could stop them so easy. . . . If they don’t, it’s going to cost them a hell of a lot of money. . . . We will close the damn border,” he said.