The US navy spent $72 million on 1000’s of troops despatched to the US border shortly earlier than Election Day upfront of an anticipated migrant caravan.

The Pentagon will seemingly spend a complete of $210 million on the mission, which incorporates $138 million for Nationwide Guard troops who’ve been performing a separate border mission since April, in accordance with a report despatched to Congress on Tuesday.

“It’s the price of deploying them, it’s the price of transferring their tools to the border, it’s gasoline prices, it’s all these sorts of prices,” Protection Secretary Jim Mattis instructed reporters final Wednesday when he flew to Texas to see the navy’s work.

President Trump has labeled the 1000’s of Central American migrants looking for asylum an “invasion.”

Democrats resembling Sen. Dianne Feinstein have branded the navy train a “charade” and a political stunt forward of the midterm elections.

A complete of about 2,800 active-duty troops are in South Texas, removed from the primary contingent of the migrant caravan in Tijuana, Mexico, south of California.

Trump mentioned the troops are glad to be on the border mission, regardless of the vacation.

“Don’t fear in regards to the Thanksgiving. These are powerful folks,” Trump instructed reporters on Tuesday.

The president then flew to his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida.

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