Trump Diverts $3.8 Billion From Pentagon To Continue Building Southern Border Wall

This is great news.

Trump just secured almost $4 billion more dollars to continue building the wall along America’s southern border.

The money is coming from the Pentagon. Leftists, who normally decry military spending are now crying foul, which is kind of hilarious.

From Foreign Policy:

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Trump to Raid Pentagon’s War Account to Build Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing to divert $3.8 billion in total from programs across the Department of Defense, including a controversial war account used to fund emergency requirements as well as the procurement of ships, F-35 fighter jets and Army vehicles, to help build his long-promised wall along the southern border, Foreign Policy has learned.

For the second year in a row, Trump will raid the Department of Defense’s coffers for money for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, dipping into fiscal year 2020 funds earmarked for counterdrug activities and military construction.

But this year, a significant chunk of those dollars will be funneled from a war account known as the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, according to a Feb. 13 reprogramming action sent to lawmakers that was obtained by Foreign Policy.

The Overseas Contingency Operations fund was established after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to fund emergency requirements. It has been criticized as a “slush fund” used to circumvent mandatory spending limits set by Congress.

As it did last year, the White House is planning to transfer funds from elsewhere in the Pentagon’s budget into the counterdrug account. From there, the White House has argued it can legally transfer that money to build additional miles of the wall under U.S. Code Section 284 (b).

What critics ignore is the fact that border security is a part of national security.

Look at how liberal Politico frames the story:

Pentagon to shift $3.8B for fighter planes, ships toward border wall

The Trump administration plans to sap money intended to build fighter jets, ships, vehicles and National Guard equipment in order to fund barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon told Congress on Thursday, a move that has agitated Democrats and even drawn condemnation from a top House Republican.

The surprise reprogramming of another $3.8 billion, transmitted to Congress and provided to POLITICO, means the Pentagon will have forked over nearly $10 billion since last year to help pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

This also ignores all the work Trump has already done to rebuild the military.

They just don’t want Trump to have a win. They care more about that than they do about protecting our border.

 

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