Trump says will use military to protect U.S. border

Flanked by Acting U.S. Secretary of State John Sullivan (L) and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while hosting the Baltic Summit at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he planned to use U.S. military forces to protect the nation’s southern border with Mexico until there is a border wall and “proper security.”

“We are going to be doing things militarily,” Trump told reporters at the White House, adding that he had discussed the idea with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.