President Donald Trump has vowed to send the US military to secure the nation’s southern border with Mexico.
“We are going to be doing things militarily,” Mr Trump said at the White House on Tuesday, adding that it would be a “big step”.
While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, President Trump stated that until there is “a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military.”
Trump said, “I’ve been speaking with General Mattis. We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before. But we will be doing things with Mexico, and they have to do it, otherwise, I’m not going to do the NAFTA deal.”
“President Trump says U.S. will guard border with Mexico “militarily” until U.S. has “a wall and proper security”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 3, 2018
Actually both of President Trump’s predecessors in the White House deployed National Guard troops to help secure the US border, BBC reports.
Obama sent hundreds of soldiers to guard the boundary, while President George W Bush deployed thousands of troops to help Border Patrol in what was called Operation Jump Start.
During a working lunch with leaders of Baltic countries on Tuesday, Mr Trump told reporters the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) was at risk unless Mexico stopped the flow of migrants.
SEND IN THE MILITARY WITH ORDERS TO SHOOT ANYONE THAT CROSSES THE BORDER ILLEGALLY!