Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a new threat Wednesday to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump tweeted that “Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border,” but he didn’t support the drug-smuggling claim.
He tweeted: “Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!”
U.S. troops are already at the border to help reduce illegal crossings.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Trump “is just making clear, as he always has, that he has many different actions at his disposal” to try to stop what the administration calls a humanitarian crisis at the border...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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