Trump conjures a new immigrant rape epidemic

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'And yesterday it came out, this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before. Reports of rapes associated with people making the trek do not exist. "Everybody in the world knows that China has not played by the rules for many years".

The president as an alternative launched right into a freewheeling riff on a number of unrelated matters, together with prolonged remarks on unlawful immigration during which he hearkened again to controversial and unsubstantiated feedback he made on the marketing campaign path in 2015 when he stated: "when Mexico sends its individuals, they are not sending their finest".

Jerry Brown, a Democrat who has sparred with Trump on immigration issues, said any federal request would be promptly reviewed to determine how the state could best offer its assistance.

On Thursday in West Virginia, Trump addressed the so-called migrant "caravan" that he has been tweeting and warning about for days.

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Speaking during his opening monologue on "Hannity" Wednesday night, Sean weighed-in on President Trump's bold decision to deploy the National Guard to the southern border; saying the President was "taking action" after Congressional leaders refused "to lift a finger". "Everybody said, 'Oh, he was so tough, ' and I used the word rape", he said.

While President Donald Trump has vowed to shrink the trade deficit, it may keep growing thanks to rising household spending, strong business investment and tax cuts that are boosting demand for imports.

Between 2006 and 2008, 6,000 troops were dispersed along the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas at a cost of $1.2 billion.

Trump on Monday tweeted that "Honduras, Mexico and many other countries that the very generous to, sends many of their people to our country through our WEAK IMMIGRATION POLICIES".

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'This is our country.

"So, we are preparing for the military to secure our border between Mexico and the United States".

In Trump's latest salvo, he said late on Thursday that he had instructed US trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on China. "However, we're going to be guided by the dialogue that's going on now between DHS and the governors, and then we'll work that here internally". The migrants on the journey hope to make it to the U.S. border, where they can make a claim that they qualify for asylum.

"Our undocumented brothers and sisters go through daily existence trapped between checkpoints and failed laws", the statement said, adding that "asylum seekers fleeing terror and seeking mercy at our border are imprisoned and separated from their families".

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Trump did not specify what he has in mind, though he told reporters Tuesday that "we're going to be doing things militarily" on the U.S. -Mexico border until his proposed anti-migration wall is built. "Today is the day we want to start this process", Nielsen said. But opponents wasted no time in predicting the deployment would be a waste of money and calling it nothing more than a reaction to Congress failing to fully fund complete construction of a border wall in last month's $1.3 trillion spending bill. At the same time, his tariffs on some imported steel and aluminum, along with proposed taxes by United States and China on goods from each country, represent a wild card for the outlook and have sparked financial-market swings in recent weeks.