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Trump fails to make caravan a campaign issue: ‘His base may believe it but most others will not’

 

President Trump is working hard to make the U.S.-bound migrant caravan into an election issue, but so far it’s not resonating broadly with voters or forcing Democrats to play defense.

Whether on the stump, in tweets or before a microphone, Mr. Trump hammers Democrats for the thousands of migrants marching from Central America toward the U.S. He warns that it’s evidence of an immigration crisis and a threat to national security, with gang members and even potential terrorists hiding amid the marchers.

He said Monday that he has declared it a national emergency and has alerted the Pentagon to be ready to respond.

Mr. Trump blamed leaders from Honduras, whence most of the migrants come, Guatemala, through which they traveled, and Mexico, where thousands broke through the border this weekend.

“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!” he said on Twitter, drawing a direct link to Election Day. “Remember the midterms!” Read more

 

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Trump fails to make caravan a campaign issue: ‘His base may believe it but most others will not’

Trump fails to make caravan a campaign issue: ‘His base may believe it but most others will not’

Trump fails to make caravan a campaign issue: ‘His base may believe it but most others will not’

Trump fails to make caravan a campaign issue: ‘His base may believe it but most others will not’

Trump fails to make caravan a campaign issue: ‘His base may believe it but most others will not’