Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the US will guard the US-Mexico border with military until the border wall is complete.
"I told Mexico, and I respect what they did, I said, look, your laws are very powerful, your laws are very strong. We have very bad laws for our border and we are going to be doing some things, I spoke with Gen. Mattis, we’re going to do some things militarily, until we can have a wall and proper security, – we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step,” he said.
He continued, "We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court.”
Like in his morning tweet, he blamed former President Barack Obama for problems with the border.
"President Obama made changes that basically created no border,” he said, citing “catch and release” policies.