Fox & Friends: "Images of the caravan ... so alarmed the White House" that they want to take action "in spite of the law"
Trump is an avid Fox watcher, who often responds to things he hears on the network
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From the October 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): There are reports out this morning that the president is thinking about using an executive order to stop that caravan from coming into the United States because he says it's allegedly not in the best interest of the United States.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): You know what happened? Apparently those images of the caravan breaking through the gate and the fence in Guatemala into Mexico so alarmed the White House that they're trying to figure out some way to do something about the caravan in spite of the law, which makes it very clear if you come to the country and you ask for asylum, or if you enter the country illegally, you wind up in the court system. And then you disappear.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Yeah, the reports were that there's been a series of high level meetings with the president and without the president to find ways legally to stop this because this cannot go forward. The president's been saying this will not happen. Now they seem to have a plan. They have asked the Secretary of Defense [James] Mattis to send 800 troops. They will include doctors in those troops, and engineers to turn them around. More importantly, stop the next caravan and the next caravan.