Trump Accuses Of Suggesting Shooting Of Migrants In The Legs
US President Donald Trump has suggested shooting of migrants in the legs to slow them down, according to new book.
The book, by two New York Times journalists, says Mr. Trump suggested extreme methods of deterring migrants from crossing the southern border into the US.
They included building an electrified, spiked border wall and a snake or alligator-infested moat.
The book – called border wars: inside Trump’s assault on immigration, by reporters Michael shear and Julie Davis, and based on interviews with more than a dozen unnamed officials – was published by the New York Times.
The excerpt describes Mr. Trump ordering aides to enforce a complete shutdown of the US-Mexico border by noon the following day, leaving advisers “in a near panic” and “desperately” trying to placate the president.