Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the president of Honduras revealed to him who is actually funding the controversial migrant caravan that is heading through Mexico toward the U.S. border.
‘Organized by leftist organizations and financed by Venezuela’
Pence told the media about the revelation during a media briefing with the president in the Oval Office.
“At the president’s direction I spoke to President [Juan Orlando] Hernandez of Honduras,” said Pence, “he told me that the caravan that’s now making its way through Mexico headed for the southern border was organized by leftist organizations and financed by Venezuela.”
“And the Democrats maybe?” added the president. “And the Democrats?”
“It sounds like you’re teasing about that but where’s the proof that Democrats are paying for this caravan?” CNN’s Jim Acosta asked. “Why would they pay for a caravan to come up two weeks before the election?”
“You know what?” Trump replied. “You’re gonna find out, and we’re gonna see. Well maybe they made a bad mistake too. We’re gonna find out about that.”
Here’s the video of Pence’s stunning revelation:
VP Mike Pence says he's been told by the Honduran president that the caravan was organized "by leftist organization and financed by Venezuela."
"And the Democrats, maybe?" Pres. Trump suggests. Asked for proof, the president says, "You're going to find out." pic.twitter.com/YIxAQeTPBd
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) October 23, 2018
The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. also told Fox News that officials suspected the caravan was organized out of political motivations, rather than simply as a grassroots effort.
The caravan has crossed into Mexico and grown from its initial size of 1,000 migrants to as many as 7,000 by some reports.