Trump deploys US troops to border with Mexico

President Donald Trump has vowed to send the US military to secure the nation’s southern border with Mexico.

Mr Trump said at the White House that they are going to be doing things militarily.

Earlier Mr Trump threatened to cut aid to Honduras as a “caravan” of asylum seekers makes its way north to the US.

Both of his predecessors in the White House also deployed National Guard troops to help secure the US border.

During a working lunch with leaders of Baltic countries on Tuesday, Mr Trump told reporters the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was at risk unless Mexico stopped the flow of migrants.

Mr Trump began tweeting on Sunday about the “caravan” of about 1,100 mostly Honduran immigrants, following a report on Fox News’ morning show that used the term.

The Mexican government said on Monday evening around 400 of the migrants had already been sent back home.

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