US Defense Department Diverts $3.6 Billion for Border Wall
US Defense Department Diverts
$3.6 Billion for Border Wall.
The Pentagon recently announced its plan to reallocate the funds from various Defense Department projects for Trump's border wall.
The money will go toward
the creation of 175 miles of wall
along the American-Mexican border.
A total of 127 existing military construction
projects will be affected by the decision.
It it unclear which specific
projects will be delayed, as
the Pentagon has yet to
release that information.
Construction is expected to begin in about
three months and will start on government-
owned land in California, Texas and Arizona.
According to Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer, this decision to shift
funds is like a “slap in the face.” .
It is a slap in the face to the members of the
Armed Forces who serve our country that
President Trump is willing to cannibalize
already allocated military funding to boost
his own ego and for a wall he promised
Mexico would pay to build, Chuck Schumer, via Twitter