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Trump wants to send the U.S. military to defend the border

Trump in front of border wall prototype
Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump said that he wants to send military troops to defend the southern border with Mexico until a wall is built. His comments came during a meeting with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the White House on Tuesday.

QuoteWe are going to be guarding our border with our military. That's a big step ... We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing and, by the way, never showing up for court.
— President Trump