President Donald Trump (above) on Friday told Emily Cochrane, a reporter for the New York Times, by calling her

President Donald Trump told a New York Times reporter that he called her "baby" when she challenged his claims that immigrants were "hardened criminals."

Trump was answering questions from the press while organizing a round table on Friday at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix.

The president was asked questions about the large caravan of migrants that was heading through Central America on its way to the US border. UU And Mexico.

"Some of these people are difficult criminals," Trump said. Hardened criminals, not good people.

"These are some bad people that come through."

"These are not babies, these little angels do not come to our country."

President Donald Trump complained to Emily Cochrane (right) on Friday, a New York Times reporter, calling her a "baby" when she challenged his claims that migrants are "hardened criminals"

At one point during the briefing, Emily Cochrane, a New York Times reporter, asked Trump: "What evidence do you have that these are hardened criminals coming to the United States?"

Trump seemed agitated.

& # 39; Oh please. Please, do not be a baby, it's okay, "the president said." Take a look, just take a look, look at what's happening, look at the Mexican soldiers lying on the ground.

& # 39; Take a look. These are hardened, I did not say it in all cases, but in many cases they are hardened criminals.

"These are hard, hard people.

"And I do not want them in our country and our country does not want them in our country either."

More than 2,000 migrants pledged to march north toward the US border in defiance of Trump, after risking a dangerous river crossing to Mexico on improvised rafts. The migrants are gathered in Ciudad Hidlago on Saturday after crossing the border

More than 2,000 migrants pledged to march north toward the US border in defiance of Trump, after risking a dangerous river crossing to Mexico on improvised rafts. The migrants are gathered in Ciudad Hidlago on Saturday after crossing the border

More than 2,000 migrants pledged to march north toward the US border in defiance of Trump, after risking a dangerous river crossing to Mexico on improvised rafts. The migrants are gathered in Ciudad Hidlago on Saturday after crossing the border

Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a caravan of Honduran migrants to the United States to enter the country. Men, women and children are seen crossing the Suchiate River on improvised rafts on Saturday

Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a caravan of Honduran migrants to the United States to enter the country. Men, women and children are seen crossing the Suchiate River on improvised rafts on Saturday

Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a caravan of Honduran migrants to the United States to enter the country. Men, women and children are seen crossing the Suchiate River on improvised rafts on Saturday

Earlier this week, Trump tweeted that if the caravan were allowed to reach the United States, Washington would retaliate by cutting aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Trump suggested that the caravan was politically motivated while speaking at a rally in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday.

& # 39; Democrats want caravans, they like caravans. Many people say: "I wonder who started that caravan," he said, and thanked Mexico for blocking the progress of the caravan.

& # 39; Mexico has been so amazing. Thank you Mexico and the leaders of Mexico, thank you. And you know why, because now Mexico respects the leadership of the United States & # 39;

More than 2,000 Hondurans have pledged to march north toward the United States despite Trump's warning to Mexican authorities not to allow migrants to cross their border from Guatemala.

The group said on Saturday they will try to reach the city of Tapachula in the morning after crossing the river to enter Mexico, while others waited on a bridge hoping to register as asylum seekers.

"We still do not know if we will reach the border (of the United States), but we will continue as far as we can," said Rodrigo Abeja.

Thousands were stranded on a border bridge on Saturday while allowing women and children to enter Mexico

Thousands were stranded on a border bridge on Saturday while allowing women and children to enter Mexico

Thousands were stranded on a border bridge on Saturday while allowing women and children to enter Mexico

A Honduran migrant mother and her son cross the bridge after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico

A Honduran migrant mother and her son cross the bridge after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico

A Honduran migrant mother and her son cross the bridge after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico

Migrants tired of waiting to cross into Mexico, jumped from a border bridge to the Suchiate River, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday

Migrants tired of waiting to cross into Mexico, jumped from a border bridge to the Suchiate River, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday

Migrants tired of waiting to cross into Mexico, jumped from a border bridge to the Suchiate River, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday

Dozens of Honduran migrants crossed the Suchiate River, which separates Guatemala from Mexico, on foot and in boats.

Dozens of Honduran migrants crossed the Suchiate River, which separates Guatemala from Mexico, on foot and in boats.

Dozens of Honduran migrants crossed the Suchiate River, which separates Guatemala from Mexico, on foot and in boats.

Tapachula, 40 kilometers away, is where the Mexican ambassador to Guatemala, Luis Manuel Lopez, said that the women and children would be taken to a shelter after being processed by the immigration authorities.

Dozens of mothers and their youths ran forward when immigration officials opened a door that had been holding migrants at the crossing. & # 39; I'm happy, happy! In the end! & # 39; Gina Paola Montes, 21, shouted when entering the country.

Many had spent the night on the bridge where hundreds slept without shelter.

Others placed in the main square of the Guatemalan border city Tecun Uman.

Immigrants are seen arriving in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on Saturday after crossing the border of Guatemala

Immigrants are seen arriving in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on Saturday after crossing the border of Guatemala

Immigrants are seen arriving in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on Saturday after crossing the border of Guatemala

Migrants from Honduras cross the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, with a raft built by them.

Migrants from Honduras cross the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, with a raft built by them.

Migrants from Honduras cross the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, with a raft built by them.

An immigrant is taken from the Suchiate River while crossing the border from Guatemala to Mexico

An immigrant is taken from the Suchiate River while crossing the border from Guatemala to Mexico

An immigrant is taken from the Suchiate River while crossing the border from Guatemala to Mexico

The caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, hopes to reach the United States.

The caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, hopes to reach the United States.

The caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, hopes to reach the United States.

Thousands of migrants made their way across the northwest border of Guatemala and flooded a bridge that leads to Mexico, where riot police fought them.

Thousands of migrants made their way across the northwest border of Guatemala and flooded a bridge that leads to Mexico, where riot police fought them.

Thousands of migrants made their way across the northwest border of Guatemala and flooded a bridge that leads to Mexico, where riot police fought them.

Hundreds of unregistered persons resorted to crossing the Suchiate River on improvised rafts and the police did not intervene as they climbed the muddy shore on the Mexican side.

Many of them spent more than 24 hours on the full bridge, where heat and hunger increased the feeling of despair, reports AFP.

Some travelers, such as Alex Benitez, 22, paid the locals to take him across the river on rafts made of huge truck tires.

"They promised that they will give us a visa, but the people are there (on the bridge) since yesterday and they have not given us anything," Benítez said.

Immigrants cross the Suchiate River as they cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on October 20.

Immigrants cross the Suchiate River as they cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on October 20.

Immigrants cross the Suchiate River as they cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on October 20.

Bryon Rivera, 25, had decided to give up trying to enter the United States due to fear of being deported once he arrived in Mexico.

& # 39; It's better to come back. It is very difficult. "There's a lot of mess," Rivera said.

Police said more than 300 people have accepted a government offer of a bus trip to their country.

Honduran migrants heading to the United States in a caravan prepare to jump into the Suchiate River from the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday.

Honduran migrants heading to the United States in a caravan prepare to jump into the Suchiate River from the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday.

Honduran migrants heading to the United States in a caravan prepare to jump into the Suchiate River from the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday.

Honduran migrants slept in the main square of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on the border with Mexico

Honduran migrants slept in the main square of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on the border with Mexico

Honduran migrants slept in the main square of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on the border with Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto described the situation as "unprecedented."

Meanwhile, Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen said the Department of Homeland Security was supporting the US. UU & # 39; Mexican Partners & # 39;

& # 39; I have been in constant contact with my foreign counterparts in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. "Looking closely at the developments and providing the requested assistance," he wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

Then he added: "DHSgov will continue to support our Mexican partners as they take measures to address the crisis on their southern border. The Mexican federal police are handling this in a professional and human way. "

US President Donald Trump suggested the caravan was politically motivated while speaking at a rally in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump suggested the caravan was politically motivated while speaking at a rally in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen (right) said the Department of Homeland Security was supporting the "Mexican partners" of the United States.

Meanwhile, Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen (right) said the Department of Homeland Security was supporting the "Mexican partners" of the United States.

US President Donald Trump (left) suggested that the caravan was politically motivated when it spoke at a rally in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday. Meanwhile, Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen (right) said the Department of Homeland Security was supporting the "Mexican partners" of the United States.

Nielsen said he had been in constant contact with my foreign colleagues in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras & # 39;

Nielsen said he had been in constant contact with my foreign colleagues in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras & # 39;

Nielsen said he had been in constant contact with my foreign colleagues in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras & # 39;

Trump thanked Mexico and the leaders of Mexico & # 39; Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured) described the situation as "unprecedented"

Trump thanked Mexico and the leaders of Mexico & # 39; Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured) described the situation as "unprecedented"

Trump thanked Mexico and the leaders of Mexico & # 39; Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured) described the situation as "unprecedented"

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández (left) and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (right) agreed with Trump that the caravan was political at a press conference in Guatemala City

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández (left) and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (right) agreed with Trump that the caravan was political at a press conference in Guatemala City

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández (left) and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (right) agreed with Trump that the caravan was political at a press conference in Guatemala City

Last week, Trump threatened to cut aid to the region, deploy the army and close the border between the United States and Mexico if the authorities did not stop them.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales agreed with Trump at a press conference in Guatemala City.

"This migration has political motivations that violate the borders and the good faith of the states and, of course, put at risk the most important thing, the people," said Morales.

Hernandez also lamented "the abuse of people's needs" for "political reasons."

"Without a doubt, we have a lot to do so that our people can have opportunities in their communities," he said.

A Guatemalan firefighter carries a sick baby. Migrants generally flee poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their territory with brutal violence.

A Guatemalan firefighter carries a sick baby. Migrants generally flee poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their territory with brutal violence.

A Guatemalan firefighter carries a sick baby. Migrants generally flee poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their territory with brutal violence.

Migrants heading to the United States-Mexico border waited on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday.

Migrants heading to the United States-Mexico border waited on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday.

Migrants heading to the United States-Mexico border waited on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday.

Migrants heading to the United States-Mexico border await on a bridge that spans the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday.

Migrants heading to the United States-Mexico border await on a bridge that spans the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday.

Migrants heading to the United States-Mexico border await on a bridge that spans the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday.

The caravan originated in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula a week ago, with some 2,000 aspiring migrants gathered by social networks.

It is noticeably different from the & # 39; Migrant Viacrucis & # 39; organized in April of each year by NGOs to draw attention to the plight of Central American migrants.

The caravan of mainly Honduran immigrants had moved through a series of police lines and barricades to the final fence on Mexico's southern border on Friday.

With a homicide rate of 43 per 100,000 population, Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world.

With a homicide rate of 43 per 100,000 population, Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world.

With a homicide rate of 43 per 100,000 population, Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world.

Sections of the crowd threw stones and other objects at hundreds of riot police, who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, stopping the caravan determined to reach the United States.

Several people were injured. Police used tear gas to push back migrants and calm was restored.

Caravan organizers said a section of the crowd had confronted the police and ruined what had been an orderly attempt to cross into Mexico.

Migrants generally flee poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their territory with brutal violence.

With a homicide rate of 43 per 100,000 population, Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world.

Two people burn a flag of the United States during a protest in favor of the caravan of migrants currently trapped on the border of Guatemala and Mexico, in front of the US embassy, ​​in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Friday.

Two people burn a flag of the United States during a protest in favor of the caravan of migrants currently trapped on the border of Guatemala and Mexico, in front of the US embassy, ​​in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Friday.

Two people burn a flag of the United States during a protest in favor of the caravan of migrants currently trapped on the border of Guatemala and Mexico, in front of the US embassy, ​​in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Friday.

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