Trump Wants To Use Pentagon Budget To Pay For Border Wall

Jenna Warner
March 30, 2018

Describing the Calexico replacement project last month, the Associated Press reported that "a barrier built in the 1990s from recycled metal scraps and landing mat will be torn down for bollard-style posts that are 30 feet high, significantly taller than existing walls".

Trump's tweet appeared to signal that the photos were actually the beginning of his great wall of United States as he wrote, "Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL!".

The $1.6 billion Trump did receive will go toward fencing and levees on the border, but falls short of the sweeping upgrades and changes the administration has promised.

President Donald Trump's had a startling new thought about his infamous wall. He also declared that Mexico would pay for the wall, an idea that he (Trump or Mexican president?) has steadfastly refused.

However, now Trump is pushing for the US military to fund the project.

On day one, we will begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall.

Shortly after the ruling, Trump tweeted that he had decided that "sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved".

Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood referred questions on the wall to the White House, where spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was "not going to get into the specifics of that".

"It is imperative that the Department of Homeland Security have the resources to secure our country", tweeted Nielsen.

For now, construction will focus on replacing old sections, like 2.25-mile section in Calexico, CA that started back in February.

American President Donald Trump expects to ensure that the construction of a wall on the USA border with Mexico is funded from the Pentagon's budget.

However, the prototypes may not be used, as the wall needs to allow for visual scans to the other side.

CBS's Paula Reid says the President's signature campaign promise could be being paid by Americans.

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