So you think it will only cost $5.7 billion to achieve what Trump promised regarding the wall?It really bothers me that this notion is seen as "isolationist". It is just common sense. There is a stark difference between cutting the rest of the world off versus constantly propping them up.
It also reminds me of what I mentioned a few days ago. We spend $3.8B a year on Israel's border protection - and $5.7B (or, we keep forgetting, the $2.5M they were reportedly offered when Pence tried to compromise before the shutdown) for our own borders.