The Armed Forces Has Some Really Bad News For The Migrant Caravan

The arrival of the migrant caravan on America’s Southern border created a national crisis.

Donald Trump tried to solve the emergency by pressing for border wall funding, but the Democrats united to block his request.

The celebration on the left was short-lived when the Armed Forces revealed they had some really bad news for the migrant caravan.

In an Oval Office interview with the Washington Post, Donald Trump insisted he would build the wall one way or the other.

Trump stated that if Democrats in Congress did not agree to his request for five billion dollars in wall funding, then he would order the military to build the wall.

His critics scoffed.

Anti-Trump journalists and Democrats claimed Trump was threatening an illegal power grab.

But as usual, it was the critics that ended up with egg on their face.

Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis stunned the migrants in the caravan as well as the Trump critics in the fake news media by asserting that Trump did have the power to order the military to build the wall.

“To date, there is no plan to build sections of the wall. However, Congress has provided options under Title 10 U.S. Code that could permit the Department of Defense to fund border barrier projects, such as in support of counterdrug operations or national emergencies,” Lt. Col. Davis stated.

The Pentagon’s announcement ignited furious pushback from the Democrats.

Democrat Congressman Adam Smith – the incoming chair of the House Armed Services Committee – pitched a fit over Donald Trump using the United States military to defend the nation’s border.

Washington Examiner reporter Travis Tritten tweeted:

Smith doesn’t think there is wall funding in Trump’s $750B defense budget top line, but if so lawmakers would ‘freak out’ and move to stop it.

Tritten also reported Smith claimed Republicans in the House would betray Trump and vote to stop him from using the military to build the wall.

But not everyone agreed.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Republican Senator James Inhofe stated that the military could build the wall depending on how the request was phrased.

Bloomberg’s Roxana Tiron tweeted:

@JimInhofe says he doesn’t expect the U.S. military to build the border wall. Much will also depend on how the president makes the request; any projects under mil construction have to be authorized but could be asked differently. Inhofe has his own border bill as alternative

Inhofe proposed legislation that would fund the wall to the tune of $25 billion dollars.

But Democrats will not even agree to support five billion dollars in funding.

$25 billion seems way out of the question for the moment.

The law does allow for the Pentagon to provide for uncapped emergency spending.

But that can only be done in the case of a national emergency or a declaration of war.

While the U.S. has not formally declared war since World War 2, Trump can declare a national emergency.

Thousands of migrants are massing on the U.S. border – an event the President calls an invasion – which qualifies as a national emergency.

In that event, Trump can use the military to build the wall.

Such a move would surely be challenged in court and the Democrat Congress would pitch a fit and try and stop Trump from carrying out this maneuver with legislative language.

But even if Trump only wants to use the army as a last resort, it gives him leverage in the upcoming government funding fight.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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28 thoughts on “The Armed Forces Has Some Really Bad News For The Migrant Caravan

  1. Estell Newton

    We want the wall. Do what ever is necessary. If these illegals try to force their way in en masse it will be an act of war and lethal force would have to be used. Better to have a wall than a body count.

    1. Wmichaelmic

      A body count would be a super-deterrent for the short term, however; the wall would have to be built eventually. Hopefully, one that actually does what it is intended to do with redundant failsafe systems. The Army Corps of Engineers are perfectly suited for this type of mission in coordination with the Navy Sea-Bees.

      1. Estell Newton

        I agree. I don’t want them shot just to go home. But the Army Corps and the Sea Bees would be perfect to build the wall. Make it high and electrified.

    2. jim

      build the wall just make sure that pilosi, schumer, obama, and hillary are
      part of the foundation as in buried under the wall

    1. larry herring

      Nobody has the backbone to stop these invaders. They are all welfare grabbing dem voters & gutter trash Schumer won’t allow anyone to stop the invaders. Trump had 2 years to do a wall??????

        1. larry herring

          Hey Al , a judge has more power than Trump & Mueller has more power than a judge. Do U believe this crap. When a judge told Obama he couldn’t do something , Obama would say , F U & do it anyway. And nobody would challenge the S O B. When a judge tells Trump he can’t do something , Trump says O K.

  2. Richard Wittauer

    I’m really beginning to think most of D.C politicians have lost their cotton pickin minds, that’s if they have had one in the first place. All of them took a oath of office to protect our nations Constitution and our Bill of Rights, they seem to be failing in that task.

    The President is working very hard to secure our country, he wants to border for our Protection, To stop Drug Trafficking, the Sex Trade, Terrorist from coming across the border to do us harm, Many have Warrants out for their arrest such as for Murder, Rape, Robbery, Kidnapping, Etc.
    He wanted legal entries set up for people to come across legally, not illegally, many have been found carrying bad diseases already. Notify you Senators to do their jobs that we put them into office to do.
    You may phone the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a22dd06d95397da8106bfb5035f497263e5ee667a96b5d441c541d7d74835388.jpg

  3. Bryce Thompson

    look at the high waste, and pollution our cars are producing, a 200 mpg Porge vapor carburetor sitting in the patient office collecting dust, liquid gas does not burn, Volkswagen has a 264 mpg diesel not coming here, boycott the oil company owned auto company’s, spread the word.
    The only thing that will bring us out of this depression is free energy, hydrogen from water, have this as your debate, you can make all the hydrogen, as you drive from a tank of water, you know our space shuttles,are powered by hydrogen / oxygen made from water, tell every one not buy a new car / truck, to boycott the auto company’s, when they can’t sell their pieces of junk low mileage vehicles, they will have to bring out water to hydrogen powered vehicles, and kits to change the vehicles now that we have, just think what our world would be like with free energy. Do you want your world back? spread the word boycott the auto company’s that are destroying our world. the inventor of the water to hydrogen auto was murdered by our Democrat Government, get mad get real mad of the Democrats. Also audit all the Senator’s and representatives, they have wasted, and stole our money, make them repay all, and tax them. Do these 2 things, and the Demo rats will be finished, don’t do this and the civil war, will escalate, and the economy will collapse, get this out all over the USA. this is the only thing that will bring the economy around.put this out , and spread the word to boycott the auto company’s don’t buy a new car/ or truck. do this Trump, and we will have our dreams back again.

    1. Bob

      Your agenda is obviously not related to the story, but you also have not considered the huge amounts of gas and coal that would be required to produce the power for electric vehicles.

      Furthermore, it is not wise to boycott a large part of our economy. Our President has done much to improve our economy (and employment) since he has been in office, don’t try to ruin it.

  4. Arielle

    We want the wall, we need the wall ! The only reason that the Dems are giving us such a hard time is because they want these invaders as potential VOTERS !

  5. notalib

    Hey you boneheaded Democrats. First you wanted the wall until Trump wanted the wall. Then you changed your perverted minds and now you don’t want the wall.

    We have an invasion on our hands and I believe as do many others that this is really a national emergency. $25 Billion is cheap to stop the invasion and control our border. We will be watching you and you can be voted out again just as easily as you won the House again. Republicans, vote with Trump on this one or you could also lose your jobs. Quite a few RINO’S have been given the pink slip. Support Trump and the wishes of a majority of us.

  6. Ernest_T

    Securing the border and repealing invasion is what our military is for. It would be nice to be securing our own border for a change. It is not the military’s job to enforce law but defending the border yes! Put troops on the border to repel all invasions and put the LEOs at the entry points and inland to ensure migrants and asylum seeker follow the laws.

  7. ARJAY

    The military can’t protect our own border?!?!?!?!

    REALLY?!?!?!?!

    Why do we HAVE a military if the military can’t protect OUR OWN BORDER?!?!?!

    IF THEY CAN’T PROTECT OUR BORDER, DISBAND IT!!!!!!!!!

    We have no business defending OTHER countries if we can’t defend our own country!!

    1. Bob

      In a study of the Second Amendment, I learned that the National Guard was organized to protect our borders, NOT to be sent overseas. This is another example of why we need to go back to the ORIGINAL INTENT of our founders. Of course using the regular full time military isn’t a bad idea, it’s just that the N.G. can be there to assist.

  8. pat duran

    UH !! Liberals, a main job of the military to protect our country as sovereign nation. So, if Trump needs to call up troops based here in the states, do it. One thing you don’t hear much about are U.S. citizens fleeing the country. They are fleeing California to other states. Our border needs to be protected.

  9. Carole Shirreffs

    We need the wall. However, most media reports, even those in favor or the wall mix it with the caravan. This wall is not instant. It will take time to do its job. It is a crime that the Left is so determined to allow so many illegals into America to suck up our resources.

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