Not long after Trump announced he was bringing troops home from Syria, the president said he’ll keep the military deployed on the US border “until we can have a wall and proper security.”
“I’ve been speaking with Gen. Mattis. We’re going to be doing things militarily,” he stated on Tuesday. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military.”
The move is a response to both the incoming illegal alien caravan heading north to the US/Mexico border and to congressional Democrats who are stonewalling progress on a border wall.
Deploying the military to the border is a “big step,” the president said.
“We really haven’t done that before, certainly not very much before,” he added.
Earlier the president announced he was pulling troops out of Syria, which signals a drastic change from the Bush/Obama policy to deploy troops everywhere in the world while ignoring US border security.
“Our primary mission in terms of that was getting rid of ISIS [Daesh]. We’ve almost completed that task and we’ll be making a decision very quickly in coordination with others, as to what we’ll do. Saudi Arabia is very interested in our decision,” Trump stated Tuesday morning. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops home.”