President Trump suggested a new idea for how to build the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico on Sunday, after the omnibus spending bill was signed on Friday, which was to use the military to build the wall, reports Town Hall.

After the omnibus bill passed, the bill left many wondering if construction would ever start. Trump tweeted on Sunday that the bill would give $700 and $716 Billion to rebuild the military. He also suggests what they could do with that money and the military.

It is estimated that the border wall will cost roughly $18 billion dollars. The omnibus bill allotted only $1.6 billion, but President Trump says a lot can be done with that money.

Trump’s comments echo a similar statement he made last December when he touted border security as his first pillar of defense in a speech on National Security.

As reported by CNS News, President Trump said,

“First, we must protect the American people, the homeland and our great American way of life,” Trump said. “This strategy recognizes that we cannot secure our nation if we do not secure our borders.”

“So, for the first time ever, American strategy now includes a serious plan to defend our homeland,” added Trump. “It calls for the construction of a wall on out southern border, ending chain migration and the horrible visa and lottery programs, closing loopholes that undermine enforcement, and strongly supporting our Border Patrol agents, ICE officers, and Homeland Security Personnel.”

There has been no word from any Military personnel or the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis if this is a good way to use our military forces.

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BY Isabelle Weeks

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I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.