Trump took to Twitter today to tout his plan to have National Guard troops head to the U.S.-Mexico border to help with border security.
On Friday, the first wave of troops left Arizona and Texas en route to their deployment.
As he has in the past, Trump slammed Democrats for not being tougher on immigration, but his plan to send troops to the border mirrors similar actions by then-Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Trump tweeted, “We are sealing up our Southern Border. The people of our great country want Safety and Security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!”
The move begs the question: If the National Guard can “seal” the southern border, why do we need to build a $40 billion wall?
We are sealing up our Southern Border. The people of our great country want Safety and Security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
When Obama sent the National guard to the border, it was because of a surge in illegal crossings. When GW Bush sent them, there was around 1 million illegal crossings. Currently, illegal crossings are at a 46 year low. The only “crisis” now is that Mueller is closing in on Trump.
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) April 7, 2018
Today’s BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Miles completed yesterday-Zero; Miles completed since Inauguration– Zero. NEXT UPDATE TOMORROW.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 7, 2018
Someone tell Trump that refugees are in caravans headed to Puerto Rico so he’ll send National Guard troops there instead. https://t.co/1Skd0DTnS8
— shauna (@goldengateblond) April 7, 2018