Posted on October 16, 2018

With New Caravan Coming From Honduras, Trump Issues Fresh Threat to Cut Aid

John Wagner, Washington Post, October 16, 2018

President Trump on Tuesday offered a fresh threat to cut off aid to Honduras if a large caravan of migrants continues heading toward the United States.

“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” Trump said on Twitter.

The group has swollen in size since leaving San Pedro Sula, one of the world’s most dangerous cities, on Friday. {snip} According to the Fox News report, the number of people in the caravan doubled in recent days to 3,000.

Trump threatened in April to withdraw aid from Honduras and other countries that allowed passage for a similar caravan that originated in the Central American country. That caravan dissipated as it approached the U.S. border.