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As Migrant Caravan Winds North, Trump Vows To Cut Aid To Countries They're Fleeing

Thousands of mostly Central American migrants have crossed into Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. But Trump doesn't like it, and he's threatening to punish the countries they come from.
Honduran migrants arrive at dawn Monday in Ciudad Hidalgo, in Mexico's far southwest. They used a makeshift raft to cross the Suchiate River, which forms part of the natural border between Guatemala and Mexico. Source: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images

Updated at 2:59 p.m. ET

As a vast train of migrants treks across Mexico, fleeing violence and poverty for the fate that awaits them at the U.S. border, President Trump is vowing that there will be repercussions for the countries that have allowed their passage.

"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.," Trump tweeted Monday. "We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them."

The president's threat comes amid a flood in the past three days.

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