During a pool spray in the White House Cabinet Room on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that until “we have a wall and proper security,” he will be sending the military to help secure the border.
“Until we have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” Trump said. “That’s a big step, we really haven’t done that before.”
With Secretary of Defense James Mattis sitting next to him, Trump said he has been talking with him about the proposal.
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“We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and, by the way, never showing up for court,” Trump continued. “If it reaches our border, our laws are so weak and so pathetic … it’s like we have no border.
“We have immigration laws that are laughed at by everybody, and it’s got to be changed. We need the wall, we need the protection,” he added.