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President Trump Embraces Border Security at All Costs

President Donald Trump apparently took note of the chorus of concerns that arose from his conservative base regarding the recent omnibus bill, which allocated only $1.5 billion towards the border fortifications that he promised during the 2016 campaign.

President Trump at the U.S.-Mexico border

Over the past week, the president warned against the arrival of the caravan of migrants that is en route from Honduras to the U.S., highlighted the priorities that he wants met in exchange for a deal on DACA Dreamers, and said that he would fortify the U.S.-Mexico border using the military.

On Tuesday, President Trump outlined his plan to militarize the border, saying,

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, we really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before.

In an earlier tweet, the president warned of the caravan:

Trump outlined the priorities that must be met by a deal with the Democrats on DACA Dreamers, saying that there must be a wall:

Finally, in a tweet that attracted a lot of media attention, Trump said that he would "stop [Mexico's] cash cow, NAFTA":