Ernst: Trump’s Troop Deployment At Border Provides ‘Opportunity For Real-Life Training’ By Matt Shuham | November 18, 2018 1:54 p.m. JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1 Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA): Troop deployment at border provides "an opportunity for real-life training in their roles." pic.twitter.com/6Iwen8aCHm — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) November 18, 2018 Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) is a reporter in TPM’s New York office covering corruption, extremism and other beats. Prior to joining TPM, he was associate editor of The National Memo and an editorial intern at Rolling Stone. Have a tip? Send it Here!