Trump Reveals How Many National Guard Members He Wants at the Border
There's been talk of sprinkling a generous dash of military across the southern border (see Homeland Security Considering 'Military Installations' at US-Mexico Border). Today, President Trump went into further detail about the plan. Specifically just how militarized he wants the border to be.
Spoiler: Mexico isn't going to like it.
Double spoiler: America doesn't give a heck.
President Trump told reporters Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to America's southern border.
The president also said that he planned to "probably keep them or a large portion of them until the wall is built," a reference to his long-promised barrier along the U.S.-Mexico frontier.
The president spoke to reporters on his way back to Washington from West Virginia, where a scheduled round-table discussion of tax reform turned into a Trump monologue on the border and illegal immigration.
"We have to have strong borders. We're going to have the wall," Trump said. "We've started building and fixing miles and miles of wall that’s already up and fence and we’re gonna have our wall and we’re gonna get it very strongly and the military is going to be building some of it."
Still no word on how much such a plan would cost, but it's sure to inspire plenty of leftist gripes. You know, money better spent on free tampons for genderqueer hippopotami.
Trump has been cracking down on illegal immigration, but there's still lots of work to be done here. Many Americans have voiced their desires when it comes to the border: wall it up. Seems simple enough. Yet here we are, over a year into the Trump presidency, still wall-less. Awkward. Like a gas station bathroom with no stalls. We prefer to separate crap with walls, and our southern border is quite the crapfest. Mexico is a giant dumpling worth walling off (see New Report: Mexico Now MORE Dangerous Than Iraq and Afghanistan).
Alas, since we're sans wall, National Guard involvement sounds okay too. Better than leaving the nation's guarding to the rocks and wildlife. Fearsome as they may be.
Another idea: we build a giant TV screen across the border, aimed towards Mexico. It plays the worst episodes of "The View" on repeat. Complete with copious closeups of Joy Reid's turkey neck. It'll send any illegals within a 500 mile radius scattering for their lives. Problem solved.