Trump Authorizes Border Troops to Use Lethal Force “If They Have To”

(From The Hill)

President Trump confirmed Thursday that troops he sent to the southern border had authorization to use lethal force to stop migrants from entering the country.

“If they have to, they’re going to use lethal force. I’ve — I’ve given the OK. If they have to. I hope they don’t have to,” he said, adding that he was open to the possibility of closing the entire border if necessary.

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