Trump, Asked by Reporter If Soros Is Funding the Caravan, Says ‘I Wouldn’t Be Surprised’
Speaking outside the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump refused to rule out the possibility that George Soros might be behind the migrant caravan.
Trump was first asked if he thought someone was funding the caravan.
“I wouldn’t be surprised,” Trump replied.
“George Soros?” a reporter pressed.
“I don’t know who, but I wouldn’t be surprised,” Trump continued on. “A lot of people say yes.”
A “lot of people” includes Fox News folks like Lou Dobbs and Laura Ingraham, as well as pro-Trump Congressman Matt Gaetz who tweeted out this:
BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source! pic.twitter.com/5pEByiGkkN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 17, 2018
The conspiracy theory — which apparently dates back to March — may also have contributed to the synagogue slayings in Pittsburgh.
Standing on the White House lawn on Wednesday, Trump gave no further indication about why he would “not be surprised” that Soros was involved, although blaming Soros has proven popular among Trump’s base.