President Trump will slash foreign aid from countries that refuse to take back illegal immigrants.
“Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we’re working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid,” Trump said, while discussing brutal Salvadoran gang MS- 13.
“We’re going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we’re going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give them aid at all,” Trump added. “We may just not give them aid at all.”
Trump didn’t specify which countries he intended to target, or how much he would reduce their foreign aid.
“They’ll let you think they’re trying to stop this. They are not trying to stop it,” Trump fumed. “I think they encourage people… They don’t want the people that we’re getting.”
“Despite all of the reports I hear, I don’t believe they’re helping us one bit. and it may be that’s the way life is,” he continued. “We know where these people are coming from. We’re looking at our whole aid structure and it’s going to be changed very radically. It’s already started.”
MS-13 has always been a major issue for Trump, but it received national attention last week when he called them “animals” during a meeting with law enforcement officials from around the country.
The mainstream media initially falsely reported that Trump had referred to all illegal immigrants as “animals”—forcing them to issue retractions later in the day.