President Trump announced Tuesday his plans to deploy the American military to the United States’ southern border with Mexico; telling reporters “we’re going to be guarding our border with the military” until the US has a proper border wall.
The President was speaking with reporters at the White House when he unveiled his response to the crisis sweeping across the US border, threatening to scrap America’s free-trade deal with Mexico if they refuse to cooperate.
“We have very bad laws for our border. We’re going to be doing some things. I spoke with General Mattis, we’re going to be doing things with the military. Until we have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” said the Commander-in-Chief.
“It’s a big step, we certainly haven’t done that before. We will be doing things with Mexico and they have to do it, otherwise I’m not going to do the NAFTA deal. NAFTA’s been fantastic for Mexico and bad for us,” he added.
Watch the President’s comments above.