Trump Outsmarts Democrats to Get Another $1.5 BILLION More for His Wall

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May 10, 2019May 10, 2019

President Donald Trump has found a workaround as Democrats continue to obstruct his efforts to secure America’s borders.

The Pentagon on Friday confirmed that it has approved a plan to redirect $1.5 billion to build another 80 miles of border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to reports.

"Today, I authorized the transfer of $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 80 miles of border barrier,” Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement.

He continued: “The funds were drawn from a variety of sources, including cost savings, programmatic changes, and revised requirements, and therefore will have minimal impact on force readiness."

President Trump has continued to slowly pay for parts of his border wall without help from Congress.

“In March, Shanahan approved the first transfer of Defense Department dollars and redirected $1 billion to help build nearly 60 miles of wall in Yuma, Ariz. and El Paso, Texas,” Fox News reported.

The report added: “The combined total of $2.5 billion is in response to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border.”

“Democrats in Congress must vote to close the terrible loopholes at the Southern Border. If not, harsh measures will have to be taken!” President Trump tweeted.

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