Trump seeks new icebreaker for Coast Guard

    Washington, D.C. (KINY) - President Donald Trump renewed a pledge on Tuesday to fund a new vessel for the U.S. Coast Guard.

    According to The Military Times, the president compared it with his effort to build a wall on the southern border.

    "It's like the border wall. We still need a wall," and the Coast Guard needs an icebreaker to replace the 42-year-old Polar Star, Trump said.

    In a call to the U.S. Coast Guard's District 17 in Juneau, he said the new icebreaker will be fitted with the latest technology, but its defining feature will be the thick steel in its hull.

    "With all of the technology, it still needs very thick steel," Trump said.

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