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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has an idea for President Donald Trump on how he can get the border wall funded: take the money from El Chapo. 

The senator joined "Fox & Friends" this morning to explain the El Chapo Act - named for the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman.

Cruz noted that federal prosecutors are eyeing the recovery of about $14 billion in drug profits from Guzman, who is awaiting trial after being extradited from Mexico in January. 

"Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border," the release from Cruz stated.

The El Chapo Act is actually an acronym, meaning Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order.

Cruz said this morning he's looking for a way to block Democrats' "obstruction" on funding the wall.

In remarks yesterday, President Trump vowed that the wall will be built in his first term, despite the funding not being included in the latest budget.

Watch the interview above.


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