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President Trump says the military can help pay for border wall
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President Trump on Wednesday shared four photos of the construction along the US-Mexican border, a day after reports surfaced that he had proposed to pay for with military means for its long-promised border wall.
Trump tweeted that he had received a “Large briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern border WALL!” It was not immediately clear who took otherwise at the briefing.
Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern border WALL! pic.twitter.com/pmCNoxxlkH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018
Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News the pictures of Trump were tweeted as recently as March 15 in Calexico, California., about 120 miles East of San Diego. To check the same week, Trump traveled to San Diego, the border wall of the prototypes in San Diego.
According to the Border Patrol, the crews work in Calexico, replace a 2.25-mile barrier with a “30-feet-high bollard-style wall.”
“Wall in this area was in the 1990s, made from recycled metal parts and old landing mat,” it said in the statement. “Although the existing wall and provide evidence of this damage to be effective in deterring illegal cross-border activities of smuggling organisations, and hurt this outdated version of a border wall several hundred times during the last two years, leading to expensive repairs.”
Over the weekend, Trump the possibility of using the Pentagon raised financing to the wall, after Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus lspending package ast week.
“The construction of a large border wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our country-is all about National defense”, ” the President tweeted on Sunday, adding, “Build-WALL-by-M -!”
The bus only directed $1.6 billion on the border wall, with a focus on repairs and additions to existing fences. The President originally requested $ 18 billion in wall-financing.
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez contributed to this report.