TRUMP ENDING AID TO EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA

About fucking time!

Expect lawsuits, soon, though.

Democrats are already lining up saying it is inhumane and trying to tell people that cutting off aid will further impoverish those countries’ citizens.

Yeah! The ones lining they’re pockets with “study funds” or “construction contracts.”

Trump OUGHT to cut all aid to Mexico. And closer the border immediately.

Of course, what will happen will be this:

1. Those countries will promise to halt the outflow by beefing up their borders
2. Mexico will promise to do same by stationing more cops at chokepoints
3. things will improve for a couple of months
4. we will resume giving money and re-open borders
5. the flood begins anew within weeks

Care to bet against me?

The United States is cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known collectively as the “Northern Triangle,” the State Department said on Saturday, a day after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States.

“We are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY (fiscal year) 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” a State Department spokesperson said in a statement. The department declined to provide further details.

The State Department said it would “engage Congress in the process,” an apparent acknowledgement that it will need lawmakers’ approval to end the funding.

A U.S. House Appropriations Committee aide estimated that around $700 million of aid was affected.

Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, who chairs the committee, tweeted that the move to cut aid was “immoral and more likely to deteriorate conditions that push people into the kind of poverty and despair that exacerbates migration.”

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Trump’s order a “reckless announcement” and urged Democrats and Republicans alike to reject it.

“U.S. foreign assistance is not charity; it advances our strategic interests and funds initiatives that protect American citizens,” Menendez said in a statement.

Trump claimed on Friday during a trip to Florida that the countries had “set up” caravans of migrants in order to export them into the United States. A surge of asylum seekers from the three countries have sought to enter the United States across its southern border in recent days.

“We were giving them $500 million. We were paying them tremendous amounts of money, and we’re not paying them anymore because they haven’t done a thing for us,” Trump said.

Trump also threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States, a move that could disrupt millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade.

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2 Responses to TRUMP ENDING AID TO EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA

  1. Leonard Jones says:

    The presidents of all three countries will blink, as will the president of Mexico.
    Never underestimate Tump, he knows full well that he will be toast in 2020
    if he merely maintains the status quo. It is the issue that got him elected
    and it is a 70-80 percent issue (meaning a winning one.”

    Yes, there will be lawsuits, but the president’s powers over both foreign policy
    and immigration are plenary. He could tell any federal court to pound sand
    up their asses!

    If he shuts down the border, the president of Mexico will send the army to turn
    around this caravan. If he doesn’t, a shutdown of the border will wreck the
    Mexican economy in under a week.

  2. redneckgeezer says:

    Trump will NOT win re-election if he doesn’t close the border and build the fucking wall. People are getting tired of the wait. As far as I’m concerned, he can close the border and keep it closed until the entire wall has been erected.

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