Military Could Build Border Wall?

  • 2018-12-20
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Military Could Build Border Wall?
 
A battle is brewing in Congress whether to allow border funding in the new spending bill. President Trump has announced there is a plan B if the Congress does not allow border funding.

According to The Daily Wire:

With his demand that Congress pony up $5 billion for "the wall" riding off into the sunset, President Trump on Wednesday repeated his pledge that the U.S. military will build the southern border barrier.

Trump's vow comes amid reports that he was forced to withdraw his demand for wall funding as lawmakers once again are gridlocked on a budget to keep the government up and running. With few cards to play, the president has turned to the military, a strategy he first laid out earlier this month.

In addition, Trump said Mexico will be paying for the new wall "indirectly," as he claims a new North America trade agreement with America's two neighbors will generate enough revenue for construction.

"Mexico is paying (indirectly) for the Wall through the new USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA!" Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. "Far more money coming to the U.S. Because of the tremendous dangers at the Border, including large scale criminal and drug inflow, the United States Military will build the Wall!"

  President Trump is currently in a battle with Congress but he has vowed that the wall will get built no matter the approach he has to take.

 Source: TTN

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