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Donald Trump to divert another $7.2 billion in military spending to build the border wall

January 14, 2020

  Fresh off of a court victory–however temporary it might be–on border wall funding it is being reported that Donald Trump intends to divert another $7.2 billion in military funding to the construction of a border wall on the Southern border.

 Here is more:

President Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget, according to internal planning figures obtained by The Washington Post.

The Pentagon funds would be extracted, for the second year in a row, from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding. According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete about 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.

Trump took $2.5 billion from military counterdrug programs for border barrier construction in 2019, but this year his administration is planning to take significantly more — $3.5 billion. Trump administration officials also are planning to take $3.7 billion in military construction funding, slightly more than the $3.6 billion diverted in 2019.

  We know how this is going to go because this issue is still playing out in the courts from last year. This is going to be fought every step of the way as suddenly the Democrats–who were hawks when Donald Trump decided to pull some troops out of Syria only to become doves again when Donald Trump ordered the attack on Iran’s military leader– will become hawks once again on military spending.

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  1. January 14, 2020 5:27 pm

    Remember that big PORK BELLY Omnibus bill POTUS signed that we were upset about? There was suppose to be ‘all the funds’ (hidden as compromise) needed to build that wall … what happened?
    The Dog & Pony Circus show continues to go around like a endless looping B Grade ‘Ground Hogs Day’ movie! 🤢 “except we never get to see the end of it!”
    Much ‘unaccounted funds’ for ‘who knows what’! include the Pentagon & Nasa 🐍 etc.
    ” … Congress oversaw a surge in earmarked spending with the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act earlier this year.” 👎 Our enemies ‘legally STEALING away’ taxpayers money and not even saying “Thank You!” ☁︎
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/03/23/surprise-trump-veto-government-spending-bill-mean/

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    • January 14, 2020 7:45 pm

      I forgot about that, I wonder who ended up with all that money…

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      • January 14, 2020 10:51 pm

        Maybe diverting it thru the military like he’s doing is part of it?
        The Dems though need to have that EO “abuse of fund” pinned on them though – disgusting (parasites).

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      • January 15, 2020 7:42 pm

        Hopefully that is what the money is going to but I have a feeling it was “lost.”

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  2. January 14, 2020 8:45 pm

    As long as Governors will agree to take more so called “refugees” what difference does it make.. to coin a phrase…The public be damned.. 16 GOPs Govs as of today.

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    • January 15, 2020 7:45 pm

      Unfortunately you are right and I don’t think most politicians have the heart of the nerve to fight illegal immigration. They talk a good game but that is all.

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