Sarah Sanders Says There Are ‘Suspected Or Known Terrorists’ Traveling With Migrant Caravan


Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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An estimated 5,000 to 7,000 Central American migrants have crossed the Guatemalan-Mexican border and are marching toward the U.S. President Donald Trump contends that there are terrorist elements within the migrant mass heading toward the border.

In a tweet Monday, Trump had said that “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the migrant caravan. (RELATED: Train Of Central American Migrants Swells In Number Despite Warnings From Trump)

Late Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked by reporters at the White House about the claim. Sanders said that “absolutely” she has evidence of the claim and that “we have 10 individuals, suspected or known terrorists, that try to enter our country illegally every day.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the press at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)


Trump also challenged a reporter while leaving the white House. “Do you have any evidence that there are terrorists part of this caravan?” reporter John Karl asked Trump Monday outside of the White House. (RELATED: Bangladeshis Joined Migrant Caravan In Guatemala, Univision Correspondent Reports)

“You know what you should do, John?” Trump responded.

“Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search. Okay? No, no. John, take your camera,” Trump continued, interrupting the reporter. “Go into the middle and search. You’re going to find MS-13. You’re going to find Middle Eastern. You’re going to find everything. Guess what? We are not allowing them in our country. We want safety.”