Pence backs Trump’s claim that ‘Middle Easterners’ have infiltrated migrant caravan

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence doubled down Tuesday on the president’s assertion that “Middle Easterners” have infiltrated a caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border.

“It’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward our border,” Pence said in a conversation with the Washington Post Tuesday morning.

Pence backed up President Donald Trump’s statements that people from the Middle East, as well as MS-13 gang members, were mixed in with the thousands of migrants traveling to the nation’s southern border to escape violence and poverty in their countries. Trump made the comments in a tweet Monday and repeated them during a campaign rally in Houston later that night.

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