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Donald Trump Wants The Military To Pay For Border Wall And People Are P***ed Off

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Donald Trump Wants The Military To Pay For Border Wall And People Are P***ed Off

Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico was like Brexit's £350 million for the NHS - you did not stop hearing about it. At nearly every campaign rally, the man who would go on to become the US President claimed that his government was going to construct a wall spanning nearly 1,000 miles, in order to 'safeguard' the American border.

He repeatedly told his supporters that not only would he ensure this industrial masterpiece was built, but he was going to force Mexico to pay for it. Time and time again, America's southern neighbour has told Trump that they are, in no way, going to dedicate a single cent to the project.

But it seems like the US President has conceded for the first time that his government will be forking out the cash.

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Trump recently signed off on a plan to inject $1.6 billion (£1.1bn) into the border wall project, which is about a twentieth of what's needed to complete it.

He's told his near 50 million followers that now the military has recently got a tidy sum close to three quarters of a billion dollars, that's plenty of spare cash to build that wall.

Even if the military could theoretically provide the funds, people aren't happy that it's someone other than Mexico forking out the money.

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Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Trump would need support from Congress to sign off on appropriating military related funds for a border wall with Mexico. CNN reports that congressional greenlight is unlikely to happen.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters: "I can't get into the specifics of that at this point, but I can tell you that the continuation of building the wall is ongoing, and we're going to continue moving forward in that process."

The Washington Post says the leader wants the US-Mexico border to be declared a 'national security' risk in order to get more money.

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Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said to the newspaper: "First Mexico was supposed to pay for it, then US taxpayers, and now our men and women in uniform?

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"This would be a blatant misuse of military funds and tied up in court for years. [Defence] Secretary Mattis ought not bother and instead use the money to help our troops, rather than advance the president's political fantasies."

The new border aims to have walls between 18-30 feet high and a 150 feet (45m) electronically monitored no-man's land between America and Mexico.

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He also wants it to be transparent because people could get hurt by falling drugs.

Trump told reporters on Air Force One: "As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don't see them -they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of the stuff? It's over."

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Topics: America, military, News, US News, Mexico, Donald Trump, Politics

Stewart Perrie
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