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Donald Trump threatens to use military funding to build the wall

September 8, 2018

  Donald Trump has made good on several campaign promises but his biggest promise remains unfulfilled. I am talking of course about building the wall on the southern border. (Excluding his statement about making Mexico pay for it, because although Democrats like to make fun of the President and his supporters for making that claim most people understand that was sort of a throw away line and did not take it seriously.)

  Failing to secure border wall finding is not the President’s fault as he has run into resistance from the normal parties–namely the entire Democratic party and the establishment Republicans–but Donald Trump may have found a way around the resistance and he is threatening to use it if he cannot get border wall funding through the Congress on its own.

  Donald Trump has long considered the situation at the southern border to be a national security issue and as such is now considering using military funding to build the wall, here is more: 

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering using military resources to finish construction of his long-promised border wall instead of relying on Congress to fund the project through the Homeland Security Department’s budget.

‘We have two options,’ he told DailyMail.com aboard Air Force One as he flew from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota. ‘We have military, we have homeland security.’

He was asked specifically about using the Army Corps of Engineers as a taxpayer-funded construction crew. 

Trump said he would prefer to fund the ambitious construction ‘the old-fashioned way – get it from Congress – but I have other options if I have to.’

The possibility of diverting Pentagon funding and assets to build a border wall is a hole card the president is holding but has never directly acknowledged before.

Two Defense Department officials told DailyMail.com in August that the Army Corps of Engineers could take on the task.

‘They build levees that hold back massive walls of water,’ one said of the agency. ‘They can build one to hold back drugs and human traffickers.’

  This is a possibility that has been talked about by some in the past but, as the article points out, this is the first time Donald Trump has mentioned the possibility. Liberals’ heads would explode if Donald Trump tried to pull this off, and for the first time in most of their lives they will suddenly be offended by the possibility of taking finds away from the military.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium  

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2018 9:05 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 9, 2018 7:05 am

      Thank you.

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  2. September 8, 2018 9:06 am

    #BuildThatWall

    Liked by 1 person

  3. September 8, 2018 9:10 am

    Watch them march to the nearest liberal judge and find him block it for environmental grounds at the least. Other than that, I say build away.

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    • September 8, 2018 11:01 am

      Then, for the sake of national security, the judge’s ruling must be set aside and the judge arrested for treason and/or insurrection, later to be tried in a special, closed court.

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    • September 9, 2018 7:05 am

      You can count on that Bunkerville and they will find one who is sympathetic!

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  4. Fergus permalink
    September 8, 2018 12:32 pm

    Clearly national security is enhanced when we control the borders. Drugs, crime, illegal aliens do not indicate we control the borders in any meaningful way. Wait till diseases start entering the nation due to aliens.

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    • September 9, 2018 7:06 am

      It is common sense but then again, nobody has accused the Democrats of having common sense… 😉

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