Trump on Migrants Throwing Rocks: ‘I Didn’t Say Shoot’
On Friday, President Donald Trump revised his statement about treating rocks in the hands of migrants like guns by saying he “didn’t say shoot.”
In response to a question from a reporter about the military firing on rock-throwing migrants, Trump said this: “No, they don’t have to fire. What I don’t want is I don’t want these people throwing rocks.”
He then stressed rock throwers would be arrested.
“It was just announced by Homeland Security, you have in just certain areas over 300 people that they know are trouble. What they did to the Mexican military is a disgrace,” Trump further explained. “They hit them with rocks. Some were very seriously injured and they are throwing rocks in their face. They do that with us, they’re going to be arrested, there’s going to be problems.”
Then, clarifying his previous statement, Trump added: “I didn’t say shoot. I didn’t say shoot.”
On Thursday, Trump said that he told the military to consider a rock to be akin to a gun.
“They’re throwing rocks, viciously, and violently. You saw that three days ago,” Trump said just one day ago. “Really hurting the military. We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. We’re gonna consider, and I told them consider it a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexico military and police, I say consider it a rifle.”
Watch above, via CNN
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