US President Donald Trump warned Thursday that American troops stationed on the Mexican border could shoot migrants from Central America if they throw them from rocks while trying to illegally cross the border.
Trump told reporters at the White House that the group of thousands of migrants on their way to Mexico along the border with Mexico threw Mexican policemen "godless and violent" with stones.
"We do not tolerate this, if they want to throw stones into our army, our army will react", he threatened. "I told them (soldiers, op.P.) To think about the gun.If stones are thrown, like in the Mexican army and the police, they have to think about the gun," he added.
Trump tightened the rhetoric
Pentagon spokesperson Jamie Davis at the request of Trump's remarks he said that the army would not discuss hypothetical situations, but stressed that "our forces consist of trained professionals who always have an inalienable right to self-defense".
Before the interim Congress elections, Trump aggravated the rhetoric and accused the Democrats of trying to open up borders to criminals, rapists and terrorists.