The Pentagon has responded to President Trump’s suggestion the U.S. military could build the border wall. In a statement Wednesday, the Defense Department said it currently has no plans to build the wall, but could take part in the construction of border projects in the near future.
The Defense Department said U.S. law allows the Pentagon to use its budget for border security purposes.
This comes as Democrats refuse to meet the president’s funding requests for the project, prompting him to threaten a government shutdown.
“When you look at what happened with the caravans, with the people, with a lot — we shut it down, we had not choice, we shut it down,” stated President Trump. “You know what I’ll say: ‘yes, if we don’t get what we want, one way or the other, whether it’s through you (Sen.Chuck Schumer), through military, through anything you want to call — I will shut down the government. ”