Trump: 'We're Going to be Guarding Our Border With The Military'

Michael W. Chapman | April 3, 2018 | 2:34pm EDT
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( -- With news that a caravan of 1,100-plus immigrants is traveling through Mexico to cross into the United States -- and that actual funding for the border wall is not included in the latest omnibus spending bill -- President Donald Trump announced today that he is sending the U.S. military to guard the U.S.-Mexico border until the wall is truly funded and built.

“We have very bad laws for our border, and we are going to be doing some things — I’ve been speaking with General Mattis — we’re going to be doing things militarily,” said Trump at a White House meeting with leaders of the Baltic nations.

“Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military," he said. "That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before.”

Expressing his frustration with illegal immigration and border security, President Trump also said, "We can't do anything about it because the laws that were created by Democrats are so pathetic and so weak."

"So I told Mexico that I respect what they did," he continued. "I said, look, your laws are very powerful. Your laws are very strong."

"We will be doing things with Mexico, and they have to do it," said Trump. "Otherwise, I'm not going to do the NAFTA deal. NAFTA's been fantastic for Mexico, bad for us."


Earlier today, Trump tweeted, "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our 'Weak Laws' Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!"

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