'Women are raped at levels nobody's ever seen': Trump claims female immigrants are being attacked in Mexico caravan as he tears up script to say he was right that illegals are 'thugs' and 'murderers' (8 Pics)

President Donald Trump, urging tougher security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, claimed that women "are being raped at numbers never seen before" while an immigrant caravan is heading toward the U.S.
"Yesterday, it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before," the president said at a White House tax reform event in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. "They don't want to mention that, so we have to change our laws."
"Remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower...Everybody said, 'Oh, he was so tough.' I used the word 'rape,'" the president said.
That was a reference to the announcement of his bid for the White House in 2015. In that speech, Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants, claiming, "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Elsewhere in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, migrants taking part in the caravan marched to protest against Donald Trump on Tuesday. Trump appeared to be talking about the caravan in his speech on Thursday when he mentioned the rape of women who make the journey to the U.S.


A woman changes her baby's diaper while others look on at the Ferrocarrilero VÌctor F. Morales Sports Center in MatÌas Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico, while a pregnant migrant looks on. Trump complained Thursday about such women: 'If you have a baby on our land, congratulations that baby is a United States citizen -- we're the only one'

Buzzfeed News immigration reporter Adolfo Flores, who has been traveling with the caravan for nearly two weeks, tweeted, "To be clear I haven’t heard of anyone being raped in or around the caravan." The caravan largely ended on Thursday, nowhere near the American border.
Later, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he was considering sending 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard troops to the border, offering the first potential details about the size of the move since publicly raising the idea — which has been embraced by previous presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama — on Tuesday, and signing a proclamation officially directing it the following day.

Marvin Geovanni Alvarez, 39, of El Salvador, and others relax in a field in MatÌas Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico. Alverez was targeted by MS-13 gangsters that Trump said Thursday were thugs, killers and murders, after returning to El Salvador, stabbed three times - once in the head - and warned he would be murdered if he didn't join up

rump began the week warning of dangerous "caravans" of immigrants headed for the U.S. border with Mexico. On Tuesday, he tweeted about "the big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our 'Weak Laws' Border."
Trump used the event in West Virginia Thursday, billed as a tax reform roundtable, to discuss border security, immigration and voter fraud. He also took the opportunity to hammer West Virginia's Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who is facing a tough re-election fight this year.
Trump's central message this week has focused on his efforts to beef up border security and illegal immigration.
"It's amazing what other countries put into the (immigration) system," the president said. "They don't put their good ones."
Central American migrants taking part in the 'Migrant Via Crucis' caravan towards the United States get into a bus as they start leaving a sport complex where they were camping in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on Thursday


William Castillo, 42, Christian Daniel Hernandez, 8, and Anna Maria Hernandez, 30, of San Salvador, El Salvador, hold their temporary travel documents as they plan to seek political asylum in Mexico City. The family is currently waiting at the Ferrocarrilero Viøctor F. Morales Sports Center in Matiøas Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico


The migrants had traipsed unimpeded past Mexican police checkpoints and military bases until reaching Matias Romero at the weekend, where organizers herded them towards the largely dilapidated public sports complex that has been their bustling, sunbaked HQ since the weekend


Travelers have bedded down in crowded corridors, under bleachers or beneath tarps draped over swings, using a putrid-smelling stream for a toilet and surviving on donations of food, water and clothing from local townspeople

Trump touched upon some of the central themes he campaigned on during the 2016 election, reverting to old form when he tossed his "boring" prepared remarks behind him, opting instead to wing it.
The president celebrated his administration's tax plan, saying he chose to call it a "tax cut" plan since that language would resonate more with average Americans than tax reform.
Manchin struck back later in a statement, saying he would avoid the “political posturing back and forth” and blaming the tax plan Trump had traveled to the state to promote for rising insurance premiums.
Trump also hammered California, which has sued the federal government dozens of times since he took office, on issues ranging from voting rights to immigration.
"In many places, like California, the same person votes many times," he said. "They always like to say, 'Oh, that's a conspiracy theory.' Not a conspiracy theory, folks. Millions and millions of people."
Trump has not offered any evidence to support his longtime claim that millions of immigrants voted illegally in the 2016 election.
With his White House victory rarely far from his mind, Trump praised West Virginia for its support.
"I just want to congratulate the state of West Virginia because I'm so proud of you," he said of the state where he defeated Clinton by more than 40 points. "You were with me from day one. From day one."

'Women are raped at levels nobody's ever seen': Trump claims female immigrants are being attacked in Mexico caravan as he tears up script to say he was right that illegals are 'thugs' and 'murderers' (8 Pics) 'Women are raped at levels nobody's ever seen': Trump claims female immigrants are being attacked in Mexico caravan as he tears up script to say he was right that illegals are 'thugs' and 'murderers' (8 Pics) Reviewed by Your Destination on April 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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