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The same dynamics that preceded Trump’s decision to cut off aid to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are now playing out with his threats to shut down the Mexican border. It all starts on Twitter.

  • Nancy LeTourneau
  • Washington Monthly

According to CNN, some members of his administration are warning him that such a move would result in catastrophic consequences, while others are cheering him on. Stephen Miller—more than likely in the latter group—suggests that the president is not bluffing.

In other words, much like the situation with the countries in the Northern Triangle of Central America, confusion reigns on a policy that could have dire consequences.

It would most likely resemble the aftermath of a…

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