& # 39; The best equipment in the world is dogs! & # 39; Trump says drug-sniffing dogs & # 39; cherished & # 39; animals and the best defense on the border next to a wall
- President Donald Trump says that drug-sniffing German shepherds are the & # 39; largest & # 39; defense against illegal substances in addition to a border wall
- Trump claimed that the & # 39; dear & # 39; animals & # 39; do a better job & # 39; then equipment
- & # 39; The best equipment in the world is a dog, especially a certain type of German shepherd, & he said at an opioid summit in Atlanta.
- Trump said border police officers told him that they are more effective than $ 400- $ 500 million in other equipment at the ports of entry
- Trump said earlier that he & # 39; recently drew weapons on our national guard soldiers, probably as a diversion for drug smugglers at the border & # 39;
- & # 39; Yet he said: & # 39; We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the border. Mexico does not do enough enough to understand and return! & # 39;
President Donald Trump says that drug-sniffing German shepherds are the & # 39; largest & # 39; defense against illegal substances in addition to a border wall.
Trump claimed that the & # 39; beloved & # 39; animals & # 39; do a better job & # 39; than $ 400 million in equipment.
& # 39; The best equipment in the world is a dog, especially a certain type of German shepherd, & he said at an Atlanta opioid summit.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday during a speech on the opioid epidemic that German shepherds are better than expensive technology for detecting drugs
The president said border police officers tell him that dogs perform better than what the US has spent nearly $ 500 million to deliver them
The president said he received his information from US border police agents who told him that the equipment in the entrance gates to detect drugs is not as effective as trained dogs.
& # 39; Only dog lovers would understand that & # 39 ;, said the president about the animals' unique ability to recognize drugs by the smell of the illegal substances.
According to Trump, the US has nearly $ 500 million worth of equipment in the ports of entry.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; How does this relate to those great dogs I've seen & # 39;, & # 39; the president remembered asking. & # 39; They say, sir, frankly, the dogs are better. & # 39; I said, "You're kidding, it's incredible, and they showed me, and it's actually incredible."
Trump said the US also currently has a & # 39; very powerful wall & # 39; on the border between the United States and Mexico, as part of its national emergency statement.
& # 39; It is one of many things we do & he said.
The Republican president said he expected to have 400 miles on the wall by the end of next year, and possibly sooner, because construction is on schedule.
& # 39; But we also have many dogs, and they are great dogs and we cherish them, & # 39; he said at the event he attended with the first lady Melania Trump.
President Trump said that law enforcement more generally is a & # 39; hot & # 39; has become a topic in the country since he took office.
& # 39; I don't know if you know, but law enforcement has become hot in the last two and a half years, & # 39; he said. & # 39; They are hot, people love their law enforcement more than ever before because we respect them at the highest level. & # 39;
The president did not mention an incident with Mexican soldiers about which he had tweeted earlier in the day during his speech in Georgia. He said that they have recently drawn weapons on our national guard soldiers, probably as a diversionary action for drug smugglers at the border. & # 39; Yet he said: & # 39; It is better not to happen! & # 39;
& # 39; We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the border. Mexico does not do enough enough to understand and return! & # 39; he announced.
The president did not answer questions about the tweet when he left the White House because of the opioid summit, although he did talk about the Mueller report and had no questions at all when he returned.
In a morning tweet, he also threatened to close the border, an act he would do earlier this year, but withdrew to give the new government of Mexico time to get the crisis under control. He seemed to be looking at the subject again, but after he learned that another migrating caravan was on its way to the US border.
& # 39; A very large caravan of more than 20,000 people has been started by Mexico. Mexico has become smaller but still coming, & he said. & # 39; Mexico must hold onto the rest or we will be forced to close that part of the border and call the armed forces. The Coyotes & Cartels have weapons! & # 39;