Trump warned against illegally withholding aid to Central America


Representative Eliot Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

by Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA — Representative Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Monday responded to US President Donald Trump’s tweet that he would be cutting off or substantially reducing aid to Central America in retaliation for the so-called migrant caravan that is attempting to move through the region heading for the US border with Mexico.

“Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the US. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

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