Trump cites Gallup poll as reason to build border wall

President Trump cited a recent survey that showed 42 million people living in Latin America or the Caribbean would migrate to the US as evidence bolstering his demand to build a wall on the southern border.

“Gallup Poll: ‘Open Borders will potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans.’ This would be a disaster for the U.S. We need the Wall now!,” Trump posted on Twitter Sunday morning.

He was referring to a Gallup Poll report released Friday that asked people living in those regions, which has a population of 450 million adults, if they would “like to move to another country permanently if you could?”The pollster said 27 percent said they would – a number that would represent more than 120 million people.

It then asked where they would move.Thirty-five percent said the United States – which Gallup estimated to mean 42 million people.

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