Trump says he could use MILITARY to build his wall if Congress does not fund it through DHS

<pre><pre>Trump says he could use MILITARY to build his wall if Congress does not fund it through DHS

President Donald Trump said on Friday he is considering using military resources to complete the construction of his long-promised border wall instead of relying on Congress to finance the project through the Department of Homeland Security's budget.

Nor would it eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown if Democrats continue to confuse their efforts to appropriate money for the project on the US-Mexico border.

"We have two options," he told DailyMail.com aboard Air Force One as he flew from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota. & # 39; We have military, we have national security & # 39;

He was asked specifically about the use of the Army Corps of Engineers as a construction team funded by taxpayers.

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is considering using military resources to complete the construction of his long-promised border fence, while speaking to the press on Air Force One, on Friday.

"We have two options," he told DailyMail.com aboard Air Force One as he flew from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota. & # 39; We have military, we have national security & # 39;

Trump said he would prefer to finance the ambitious "old-fashioned" construction, get it in Congress, but I have other options if necessary. "

He is looking for around $ 25 billion.

The possibility of diverting funds and assets from the Pentagon to build a border wall is a hidden card that the president has in his power, but has never before recognized directly.

Two Defense Department officials told DailyMail.com in August that the Army Corps of Engineers could take over the task.

"They build dams that hold huge walls of water," said one of the agency. & # 39; They can build one to stop drugs and people smugglers & # 39;

The White House seems headed for another confrontation with Congress over an increase in funds for the project after obtaining $ 1,600 million for 2007 and the same amount for this year.

A national security border patrol vehicle oversees the border area where prototypes of the border wall proposed by US President Donald Trump are located in this November 2017 file.

A national security border patrol vehicle oversees the border area where prototypes of the border wall proposed by US President Donald Trump are located in this November 2017 file.

A national security border patrol vehicle oversees the border area where prototypes of the border wall proposed by US President Donald Trump are located in this November 2017 file.

A senior White House official said Thursday that the money was "basically a hook for the affair."

There is a glimpse of the possibility that the president will refuse to sign the next federal budget, which expires on September 30, if the legislators do not accept more quotas. That would trigger a government shutdown.

"If it were like that, I do not want to say" it's up to me, "because it's up to me, I would," he said aboard Air Force One, "because I think it's a big political problem."

But he said that some Republicans in Congress, facing tough re-election struggles, have advised more patience.

"They have races, they're good, they're up," Trump explained. "And you know, the way they look at it: it could be good, it could be bad."

In general, the party in power, in this case the Republican Party, would take the lion's share of the blame for interrupted government services. National security and military operations will not be affected.

Trump said he would prefer to finance the ambitious "old-fashioned" construction, get it in Congress, but I have other options if necessary. "He looks up talking to the press on Air Force One on Friday.

Trump said he would prefer to finance the ambitious "old-fashioned" construction, get it in Congress, but I have other options if necessary. "He looks up talking to the press on Air Force One on Friday.

Trump said he would prefer to finance the ambitious "old-fashioned" construction, get it in Congress, but I have other options if necessary. "He looks up talking to the press on Air Force One on Friday.

On Thursday night in Billings, he told a Fox News Channel interviewer that we needed Republicans elected mid-term & # 39;

& # 39; We are finishing the wall. But I have had many people, good people, good people, they would prefer not to do it [it] before [November]. They prefer to do well after the elections.

Trump said he still wants to persuade Congress, preferably one reinforced with more Republicans, to write the checks he wants.

& # 39; Politically speaking, I prefer to get it in Congress. If we do not, I'm looking at that option very seriously, "he said aboard Air Force One on Friday, referring to the Department of Defense.

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Friday night, the president assured a crowd of around 600 supporters that we're building the wall! & # 39;

& # 39; It works so easily! & # 39; he said. & # 39; They say the walls do not work? Tell Israel.

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