Mr Trump vowed to close the entire border if U.S. officials "find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt".
-Trump disputed reports the Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing. "You do a job like nobody else, and it is really great respect that we all have". Without evidence, he painted Air Force Gen. David Lyons as a proponent of his hardline immigration policies after Lyons said USA troops are fighting in Afghanistan to prevent terrorists from reaching "our shores again". Tigar blocked Trump this week from banning asylum seekers who didn't enter at an official port of entry.
"We've been taken advantage of for many, many years by bad trade deals", Mr Trump told the commander, who sheepishly replied that, "We don't see any issues in terms of trade right now".
"If we find that it gets to a level where we are going to..."
The issue clearly was uppermost on Trump's mind during a Thanksgiving teleconference with U.S. service members around the world. It's a awful thing when judges take over your protective services, when they tell you how to protect the border.
Trump has not shied away from politicizing the military in the past, and on Thursday, he drew on United States men and women in uniform to justify his controversial deployment of almost 6,000 USA troops to the southern border.
"We took an old broken wall and we wrapped it with barb wire plus".
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Often a select few get treated to meals with senior leaders, who typically visit the troops on Thanksgiving and Christmas as a show of thanks for their sacrifice.
The president said he gave the military "the OK" to use force against migrants seeking asylum in the US.
'If they have to, they have to use lethal force.
"They called me up".
The migrants are mostly fleeing poverty and unrest in Central America's "Northern Triangle" - El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, where gang violence has fuelled some of the highest murder rates in the world.
President Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the US border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost "control" on its side.
"I think it's a disgrace when every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit", said Trump. The US President sent more than 5,2000 troops to the Mexican border the week before the US midterm elections as a caravan of migrants is slowly approaching the United States.
The chief justice, who was appointed by President George W Bush, a Republican, has been attacked by President Trump before - as a candidate, he had called the chief justice an "absolute disaster".
A day earlier he slammed the court because its decisions are "overturned more than any circuit in the country, 79%".