Trump on Death of Border Patrol Officer: 'We're Going to Have the Wall'
President Trump renewed his call for a wall along the southern U.S. border, which he called "rough territory" after a Border Patrol officer was killed Sunday.
"We're going to have the wall," the president said at a press briefing on Monday. "We need it. That's rough territory."
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
Two Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were badly injured, and one later died after responding to activity at the border on Sunday. The FBI has taken over the investigation, and authorities have not released information about the incident.
The president vowed to "seek justice" and reiterated his warning that the "very dangerous" southern border is a hotspot for drug entry to the U.S.
"We're going to straighten it out," Trump said. "We have to stop the massive drug flow from pouring in."
The president offered his respects to the families of the two ICE agents, saying they were "devastated."