Trump Says He's Instructed Military to Treat Rocks Like a Rifle at the Border

[Content Note: Nativism; violence.]

Donald Trump just gave another upsetting statement (live-tweeted by the Toronto Star's Daniel Dale beginning here), during which he told a number of inflammatory lies about the migrant caravan and said that he had instructed the military that the troops being deployed to the southern border should treat migrants throwing rocks at them the same way as if they were holding a rifle.

Via the Guardian: "Trump says migrants are throwing rocks 'viciously' at the military, and that he wants the military to treat anyone doing that as if they are armed with a deadly weapon. 'When they throw rocks, consider it a rifle,' Trump said."

He wants a clash at the border. He's doing everything he can to try to ensure that it happens. Because malice is the agenda.

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