Pentagon: Mattis has Spoken With Trump About Border Wall Funding

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I think better than being president. "They have talked about the proposal". But remember, securing Americans and securing the nation is of paramount importance to the secretary. US President Donald Trump talked with his defence secretary yesterday to discuss how the military budget might fund the construction of a wall on the Mexican frontier.

This follows an episode of the president's recent social media blunder on Twitter where he posted photos of what appeared to be construction on the border wall accompanied by the words: Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL!

Early the following morning, Trump, who has been known to watch Fox on DVR, tweeted that "because our Military is again rich", the government should "build WALL through M!"

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"We spend billions of dollars in other countries maintaining their borders and we can't maintain our borders in our own country - is there something a little bit wrong with that?", he said during a speech in OH touting his infrastructure agenda.

The military has been struggling to rebuild its military after two decades of continuous war as well as drastic defense cuts imposed by the 2013 Budget Control Act, which slashed $500 billion in cuts over ten years from its budget on top of about $500 billion in cuts already planned. "It's his authority under the Constitution that can not be taken away from him by any legislature, by any court ... to defend our borders", Coulter said.

Dana White said Mattis and Trump have had an "initial conversation", but she stopped short of providing any details.

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