President Donald Trump said in an interview set to air Saturday that he sees no need for a summit with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
“No, no I don’t need a summit,” the president told “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “I think we’ve done very well without the summit. They understand we stopped. We’re saving $550 million dollars. And I respectfully told and I thank him very much because for the last four days it’s been great. You see that whole stream is drying up.”
The interview was reported Friday night by The Hill.
Trump last week threatened to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico entirely, before later backing off, and he cut off aid from the other three countries.
Mexico, Trump told “Fox & Friends Weekend,” could stop the caravans of immigrants bound for the United States before they entered Mexico’s southern border.
“And you look at what’s happening now. They pulled in fifteen hundred, one thousand five hundred yesterday they brought them back,” he said. “They pulled in over a thousand the day before. Over a thousand the day before that. Today I haven’t gotten the number, but I mean it’s a lot.”
The Hill noted that Trump’s figures were at odds with the Mexican government’s own Department of the Interior (SEGOB).