Washington, Nov 2:
US President Donald Trump has suggested that the military deployed at the southwestern border with Mexico could fire on the caravan if people throw stones at the soldiers.
Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries –El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.
Responding to a question from reporters after he announced changes in the current catch-and-release policy, Trump hoped that the US military does not has to open fire at these illegal immigrants.
“I hope not. I hope not. It’s the military. I hope there won’t be that,” he said.