Summit with Central American countries unnecessary: Trump

President Donald Trump is not in favor of a summit with his counterpart from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico as the countries they understand the aid cut move of United States.

The dismissal comes after recent surge of migrants at southern border and it is not clear whether such increase was a result of Trump’s threat to close US-Mexico border.

Asked by news media about possibilities of rescheduling the summit the president said such a meeting was unnecessary.

Trump said, “No, no, I don’t need a summit. I think we’ve done very well without the summit… They understand we stopped. We’re saving $550 million. And I respectfully told — and I thank him very much because for the last four days it’s been great.”

Congressional Research Service study finds about $1.3 billion was allocated to three central American countries since 2018.

The president said Mexico has not been able to stop the migrants from the three countries and lately the flow is like 1,000 or 1,500 a day.

The dismissal comes after recent surge of migrants at southern border and it is not clear whether such increase was a result of Trump’s threat to close US-Mexico border.

Earlier Trump said El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have not a thing for the US and so aid will be stopped for the countries.

However, experts criticized the president’s decision saying cutting violence-prevention and security-focused aid would in fact increase the flow of migrants seeking asylum in US.

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