SAN DIEGO | Trump strongly defends use of tear gas on caravan migrants

26Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SAN DIEGO  — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children.

Critics denounced the border agents’ action as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line.

“They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,” Trump said Monday of the previous day’s encounter.

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