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MAJOR Win For TRUMP’S Border WALL

They understand we are dealing with a crisis.

The Pentagon has approved a plan to spend an additional $1.5 billion to build 80 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News Friday.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the re-allocation of funds, which were originally earmarked for support of Afghan security forces and other projects, to help pay for the wall along the southern border.

“Today, I authorized the transfer of $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 80 miles of border barrier,” he said. “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.”

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.

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

But the plan to divert Pentagon funding has sparked criticism from congressional Democrats, who accused Shanahan of not seeking approval to “reprogram” the funds without congressional authority. Shanahan and other senior defense officials claimed in response they did not have to get permission from Congress despite the objections from Democratic lawmakers.

Shanahan, who has said he plans to visit the border on Saturday, said that the Pentagon is “fully engaged” in fixing the border crisis. He said that more than 4,000 troops and 19 aircraft are supporting Customs and Border Protection personnel.

The funds are being reprogrammed from the Afghan Security Forces Fund, a project focused on chemical weapons, Air Force programs, savings related to a military retirement system, and coalition support funds. The Pentagon is also expected, at some point, to transfer up to $3.6 billion from military construction budgets to pay for wall construction, but details of those plans have yet to be announced.

The move comes after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that the president would officially nominate Shanahan to be the next U.S. secretary of defense. The decision to have Shanahan permanently lead the department “is based upon his outstanding service to the country and his demonstrated ability to lead.”

“Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven over the last several months that he is beyond qualified to lead the Department of Defense, and he will continue to do so,” Sanders said in a statement Thursday.

Shanahan said he was “honored” by Trump’s decision.

“If confirmed by the Senate, I will continue the aggressive implementation of our National Defense Strategy,” he said. “I remain committed to modernizing the force so our remarkable Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines have everything they need to keep our military lethal and our country safe.”

Src: Fox News

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14 Comments

  1. It’s NOT TRUMPS WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is OUR, WE THE PEOPLE’S, WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. WowZers…Pres Trump REPRESENTS The WE THE PEOPLE…
        verb (used with object)
        to serve to express, designate, stand for, or denote, as a word, symbol, or the like does; symbolize:
        Ai in a WALL:
        to express or designate by some term, character, symbol, or The like:
        As in a WALL:
        to stand or act in the place of, as a substitute, proxy, or agent does:
        He represents The WALL:
        to speak and act for by delegated authority:
        As in The WALL

    1. WowZers…Pres Trump REPRASENTS The WE THE PEOPLE…

      verb (used with object)
      to serve to express, designate, stand for, or denote, as a word, symbol, or the like does; symbolize:
      Ai in a WALL:
      to express or designate by some term, character, symbol, or The like:
      As in a WALL:
      to stand or act in the place of, as a substitute, proxy, or agent does:
      He represents The WALL:
      to speak and act for by delegated authority:
      As in The WALL

  2. Great choice Mr President. Keep up the Good Work. Also to Mr. Shanahan. CONGRATULATIONS and GOD BLESS You, President Trump and America. To THE SICK SOCIALIST DEMON-RATS. GO TO HELL!!!

  3. It is time for all true Americans to come to the aid of our country. President Trump is trying to do what he promised when he ran for the office. He has done more in his first two+ years than the last four presidents combined. He is truly the one for this perilous time.

  4. The socialist Dems and its followers have sold their souls to the devil ! And they will spend eternity with him . Don’t you just love it .

  5. We will see. ? So far just words and promises. There is a private go-fund-me for building the wall also. Also any progress there is silent. Many enemies hiding and lurking around.

  6. GOT HELL ALL YOU DEMOCRAP TRAITORS AND HILLARY GEORGE SOROS AND BARACK BRAINFART I HATE YOU ALL FOR PUTTING AMERICANS LIVES IN DANGER U ALL ARE PIECES OF SHIT LOOSERS AND PRAY TO GOD YOU DIE A MISERBLE DEATH

  7. Many animals come across our southern border on migratory paths. Hard for them if traditional areas are blocked. Sad.Especially since the southern border mayors and. Governors say we don’t need a wall. This hyped up emergency is in Trumps racist brain.

  8. The wall is desperately needed and the DEMOCRATS,ARE STUPID AND ARE PUTTING ALL AMERICANS LIVES IN DANGER AND THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO ANYTHING CORRECT OR RIGHT . HOW DO THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN DO ANY BETTER THAN TRUMP. THEY CAN NOT AND THEY ALL NEED TO BE SENT TO PRISION OR TO MEXICO OR RUSSIA WHERE THEY CAN DEAL WITH THIER OWN KIND . THEY CAN NOT STAND IT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE BESY PRESIDENT THE USA HAS EVER HAD AND HE IS DOING HIS BEST TO MAKE US ALL SAFE AND WELL . AOC IS SICKING AND A DISGRACE YO OUR COUNTRY. HILLARY IS DISGUSTING . WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE DRINKING ,IT MUST BE FROM THE BAR THAT AOC WORKED AT . GET RID OF THEM ALL ,THEY NEED TO BE BEHIND BARS ,ALL OF THEM AND LEAVE TRUMP ALONE SO HE CAN RUN THIS COUNTRY, THEY SURE CAN NOT DO IT.

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