The internet and mainstream media has been blaming President Trump for the deaths of migrants crossing the Rio Grande River after a photo surfaced of father and daughter who drowned trying to cross.
How this could possibly be blamed on Trump, I have no clue. However, the El Salvadoran president has spoken up and said that his country takes responsibility for the deaths.
The pair apparently drowned while attempting to cross illegally into the United States. A photo of the family provoked sorrow and outrage around the United States and the world as well as accusations from Democratic presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro that Trump was at fault for the deaths.
But Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele insisted his country must start asking questions about why its residents are trying so desperately to reach the United States and to ensure emigration is “an option, not an obligation,” he told BBC News.
“People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to,” Bukele said,“Why? Because they don’t have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don’t have basic things like water, education, health.”
He continued, “We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault.”
“I think migration is a right, but it should be an option, not an obligation,” Bukele added, “And right now it’s an obligation for a lot of people.”
The president also stated that he wants to build a better economy with “opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent health care system and security … ”
“I think migration is a right, but it should be an option, not an obligation,” he concluded, “And right now it’s an obligation for a lot of people.”
I wonder how Democrats will try to blame Trump now.