President Trump announced Thursday morning additional U.S. troops will be sent to the southern border.
More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country. We have stopped the previous Caravans, and we will stop these also. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. Being Built!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
The announcement comes as three caravans made up of tens-of-thousands are on their way north from Central America. Just one of them is 12,000 people.
Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. a bipartisan commission made up of 17 lawmakers met for the first time yesterday in an effort to negotiate some kind of border security deal before February 15. Without a wall to stop incoming caravans, President Trump argues Republicans are wasting their time.
Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time. Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
He's also slamming the semantics around the border wall, which has also been called a "barrier" or "fence" over the past two months.
Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
Lawmakers have two weeks to come up with a deal President Trump will sign before the government shuts down...again.