This one snuck by me when I prepared yesterday’s post, Trump: Military will guard border. U.S. Code: No it won’t.. As usual, Trump horks up some spur of the moment thing and then the “White House” has to clarify. Here’s the relevant passage from the Daily Star’s article, Trump wants military on the border until wall is built.
It wasn’t immediately clear exactly how the proposal would work or what kind of troops Trump wanted to deploy, but the White House later said Trump wanted to mobilize the National Guard.
That would account for varying headlines in national and local news reports.
Even if Trump does not know the difference, someone in the WH appears to be better informed.