Trump Says He Will Send up to 15k Troops to Border

[Content Note: Nativism; border militarization.]

Last week, the Trump Regime announced its plan to deploy 800 troops to the southern border in anticipation of the arrival of a caravan of migrants fleeing violence in Central America.

Then, on Monday, that number jumped to 5,000.

Now, it's jumped again, with Donald Trump saying he will double or even triple that number, per NBC News: "Trump says number of U.S. troops sent to U.S.-Mexico border could rise to 'anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel' — a range that would be similar to the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan."

And, yes, it's a political stunt ahead of the midterms. It's also further evidence of Trump's unwavering fealty to nativism, white nationalism, and fascism.

Even if this unfathomable number of troops are never actually deployed to the border, the mere fact of the threat itself is terrifying.

And worth our vocal resistance.

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