President Donald Trump was dubbed “the boy who cried caravan” on Twitter Wednesday morning as he once again tried to whip up fear over migrants to push for funding for his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump, citing a segment on Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends,” warned that three separate caravans are now “marching” to America’s southern border. “The numbers are tremendous,” he added.
“Three separate caravans marching to our Border. The numbers are tremendous.” @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2019
Mexico is doing NOTHING to stop the Caravan which is now fully formed and heading to the United States. We stopped the last two – many are still in Mexico but can’t get through our Wall, but it takes a lot of Border Agents if there is no Wall. Not easy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019
Another big Caravan heading our way. Very hard to stop without a Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. Tell Nancy and Chuck that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
Twitter users chided Trump for fearmongering with his latest tweet:
Trump: The boy who cried caravan.
(No one with a working brain believes a damn thing you say, you lying toad)
— Fiona Adorno (@FionaAdorno) January 30, 2019
Translation: there’s a caravan of bad news for Donald Trump and his poll numbers *aren’t* tremendous, so he’s pointing to the border again to try and freak everyone out. https://t.co/E9rK8k0LWp
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) January 30, 2019
Trump is the original boy who cried caravan
— Molly S (@wilkin_molly) January 29, 2019
#1 What happened to the first 2 caravans? They didn’t get in and we don’t have a wall
#2 No wall is going to be built in a month, so stop using this as a reason to build a wall
#3, Stop the fear mongering. These “Caravans” are people like you and I, who want a good, safe life
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 30, 2019
It’s amazing how all these caravans keep coming & nothing bad happens.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) January 30, 2019
Every time you need to push for a wall, you make up bogus stories about caravans that our border security is able to keep in check. How about acknowledging that our border agents do a great job at stopping people and just hire more of them.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 30, 2019
The president of the United States is quoting @foxandfriends instead of his own intelligence agencies. Let that sink in for a moment..
— Rob Gorski (@The_Autism_Dad) January 30, 2019
I thought we had all been killed by the last caravan.
— James “1000 hamberders” Miner (@JamesMiner3) January 30, 2019
Ahhhh…unarmed women, men and children marching towards America!!! What are we going to do?! Oh yeah the same thing we have done with all the other caravans. Process asylum applications and turn others who don’t qualify away. It’s simple
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 30, 2019
And yet your intelligence chiefs didn’t mention once as a threat
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) January 30, 2019