Trump Warns of 'Unknown Middle Easterners' in Caravan; 'This Is a National Emergency'

By Staff | October 22, 2018 | 6:12 AM EDT

President Trump holds a campaign rally in Elko, Nev. (Photo: Screen capture)

( - "Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States," President Trump tweeted on Monday morning. "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!"

Then came two more tweets:

--"Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally."

-- Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.

Over the weekend, President Trump called the "caravan" of Central Americans a disgace:

"Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther Border. People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!" he tweeted on Sunday.

"The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!" he said in a second tweet on that subject.

A day earlier, Trump urged "Chuck & Nancy" to call him:

"If the Democrats would stop being obstructionists and come together, we could write up and agree to new immigration laws in less than one hour. Look at the needless  pain and suffering that they are causing. Look at the horrors taking place on the Border. Chuck & Nancy, call me!"

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