Trump’s border troops stunt could cost $220 million as Pentagon sees no threat from migrant caravan

By | November 5, 2018

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump’s move to deploy troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is so far shaping up to have a cost of $220 million, according to two U.S. defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly.

The initial cost estimate, a figure that could change based on the ultimate size and scope of the mission, comes as nearly 4,000 troops moved to the border Saturday as Trump has repeatedly warned of a caravan of migrants from Central America.

In a briefing Monday, however, the Pentagon said it had no cost estimate at the moment.

In mid-October, a caravan of at least 3,500 Central American migrants seeking asylum left Honduras for the United States border. The caravan is currently in southern Mexico. [Continue reading…]

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