UPDATE 7:35 AM PT – Sat. January 26, 2018
President Trump continues to make the case for the wall, as he gears up for fresh border talks with Democrats.
On Saturday, the president tweeted “we have turned away at great expense, two major caravans, but a big one has now formed and is coming, at least 8,000 people!
He then said if we had a powerful wall, they wouldn’t even try to make the long and dangerous journey, and finished with “build the wall and crime will fall!”
The president’s comment comes as thousands of Central American migrants head towards the U.S. Mexico border, in an effort to claim asylum.
We have turned away, at great expense, two major Caravans, but a big one has now formed and is coming. At least 8000 people! If we had a powerful Wall, they wouldn’t even try to make the long and dangerous journey. Build the Wall and Crime will Fall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019