A group of migrants set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, last week to make the 1,000-plus-mile trip to the U.S. border in hopes of seeking asylum from gang and state-sponsored violence and corruption.
President Donald Trump has dealt with the refugee crisis the way he so often does, taking to Twitter to lash out at the group of 4,000 Honduran migrants and warning Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala that he’ll cut off their financial aid if they don’t stop their people from attempting to make it to the United States.
Trump also threatened to use military force to stop the caravan earlier this week.
In response to Trump’s extreme rhetoric, his followers are calling on the president to “carpet bomb” the caravan full of women and children if they do not stop and return home.
I have now seen several people on Twitter, including a couple with very large followings suggest that the President send in airstrikes to bomb the Honduran refugees.
This is how low this country has gone.
I would trade any one of these idiots for 1,000 Hondurans any day.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) October 19, 2018
Here is a small sample of tweets calling on Trump to drop a bomb on the refugees:
You're dead wrong, they ARE invaders. But agreed its time for a different approach. Time to carpet bomb the caravan, then hunt down and exterminate @georgesoros as an active combatant #EnemyOfThePeople for financing these invasions.
— ❌Deplorable Dreg Sean❌ (@CivilWar2Rebel) October 19, 2018
— John pate (@Johnpat86833516) October 18, 2018
My plan to handle the caravan from Honduras:
1. The the financial aid money? Gone. You guys fucked up and you are not getting it ever for pulling this shit. That is off the table now regardless
2. If you do not turn this caravan back? We will bomb your ass.
— 👻 Matthew Gone's Ghost 👻 (@MatthewGone) October 17, 2018
I say we drop another mother of all bombs on the caravan. What caravan????
— Romulus Remus (@RomulusRemus14) October 17, 2018
Carpet bomb the "caravan."
— Proud Boys 4ever (@Buttonaked) October 19, 2018
Trump should end aid to Honduras and then threaten to bomb them if they don't stop the caravan.
— Scott (@ScottSurvival) October 17, 2018