Trump spins more false claims about migrant caravans: They're full of 'thugs and gang members'

Donald Trump.
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President Trump really wants to make the migrant caravan this Halloween's biggest scare, so he's bringing out some unsubstantiated claims to make it happen.

In a series of Wednesday morning tweets, Trump claimed the caravans are "made up of some very bad thugs and gang members." Photos and reports have shown the nearest 3,500-person caravan is full of families, including pregnant mothers and children. These same groups also "fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at northern border before breaking through," he claimed, though the caravan of Honduran migrants is still hundreds of miles from Mexico's northern border with the U.S. Migrants did face Mexican police at the Mexico-Guatemala border, but reports of injured Mexican officials were false.

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Trump is ready to deploy 5,200 American troops to the border, and, as he claimed in these tweets, "many more" are coming. That means the number of troops at the border will be nearly twice the number of migrants currently headed to meet them. Well, when the migrants arrive in about two months, that is.

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