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Trump Says Military Won't Shoot If Migrants Throw Rocks

  • Migrants who are violent will be arrested, president says
  • President has sought to stoke fears of migrant ‘invasion’
Donald Trump
Donald TrumpPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump said Friday that soldiers sent to fortify the U.S. border with Mexico won’t shoot migrants if they throw rocks at Americans, a reversal from remarks he made a day earlier.

Migrants trying to enter the U.S. will instead be quickly arrested if they’re violent, he said as he departed the White House for a campaign rally in West Virginia.