No one thought to look there – now Donald can do more than anyone predicted.
President Trump requested billions from the Pentagon budget, but Democrats fought him tooth and nail.
Democrats shut down the government just to stop him. So Trump made good on his word—he declared a national emergency.
That allowed him to request $3.6 billion from the military budget to fund the border wall.
And now the Pentagon has responded—and it’s not what anyone could have expected, not even Trump. From the Washington Examiner:
The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall.
$12.8 BILLION? That’s more than 3 times as much as Trump requested. Where exactly will it come from?
Some speculate this whopping $12 billion will come from money allocated to states that do not spend it.
That includes California, a state that that has more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy funds. Hawaii has more than $400 million just sitting around.
What do you think these states had planned with that money?
Trump was looking for $3.6 billion. But with over $12 billion, he can do much more than originally planned.
(Knowing Trump, he’ll still get the wall done under budget.)
The Democrats tried to block him in Congress, claiming billions shouldn’t be spent on a wall. First, he vetoed them.
And now, with over $12 billion in funds not even being used, they don’t have a leg to stand on.
Democrats will probably complain that Trump is robbing the military—but if he only takes what he asked for, that leaves them with plenty leftover.
The Commander-in-Chief is using his military authority to spend this money to defend America’s borders.
And it looks like Democrats have completely failed to stop him.
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Source: Washington Examiner