Trump threatens undefined retaliation against countries and organisations issuing travel warnings on US because of gun violence

epa07711084 US President Donald J. Trump partcipates in an announcement on US citizenship and the census, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 July 2019. President Trump announced he will not be placing a question on citizenship on the 2020 census, but will be issuing an executive order to gather information on citizenship through other means. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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President Donald Trump threatened undefined retaliation Friday against countries and organizations that issue travel warnings on the United States because of gun violence.

“If they did that, we’d just reciprocate,” Trump said during a wide-ranging impromptu gaggle with reporters at the White House, en route to fundraisers in New York.

Warnings, which are of varying degrees of intensity, have come from a list of countries that include Uruguay, Venezuela, Japan, Germany, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand.

In an advisory issued Wednesday, Amnesty International said: “Depending on the traveler’s gender identity, race, country of origin, ethnic background, or sexual orientation, they may be at higher risk of being targeted with gun violence, and should plan accordingly.”

He added: “We are a very reciprocal nation with me as the head. When somebody does something negative to us in terms of a country, we do it to them.”

Amnesty International and a growing list of countries have begun issuing warnings about travel to the United States because of gun violence, including mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Via USA Today 

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