Katie Pavlich: ‘If Americans Want Border Security, They’re Going to Have to Pay for It’

‘The president making that promise, wasn’t exactly helpful’


PAVLICH: "Yeah, like I said from the beginning if Americans want border security they’re going to have to pay for it. As a -- as a sovereign nation if they want that security on an international border they're the ones who are going to have to foot the bill. So the president making that promise, wasn’t exactly helpful. And I think he’ll probably maybe try and renegotiate that with he deals the NAFTA issue. I don’t know if it’s a completely dead talking point for him. But in terms of the realistic goals, I know that there’s been a lot of hysteria around President Trump’s idea for the wall, but if you listen to the acting commissioner for the border patrol today and the statements that he made, he’s saying all of the suggestions that we are getting when it comes to where we put the funding for the wall, where we’re going to start building or replacing wall along the border, all of the suggestions are coming from people on the ground, field agents who are saying these are the most important places where we need to stop violent cartels from coming through and human trafficking. And so I know that it’s been President Trump’s big statement and he’s certainly deserves credit for that, but in terms of the details of where this initial funding and where this other funding, whether it comes from the military, from -- from the regular budget eventually, is coming from people who are seeing it first hand on the ground in places like California, Arizona, and Texas."

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