Donald Trump has faced threats on every front.
But one of the biggest obstacles the President faced is now gone.
And that’s because the U.S. Military is about to do one thing that has Donald Trump’s enemies trembling with fear.
Donald Trump declared a national emergency in February to unlock military construction funds to build a border wall.
And on Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told Congressional leaders that the administration was prepared to use $3.6 billion dollars worth of military construction funds to begin construction on the border wall.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper informed congressional leaders on Tuesday of the cash grab from a total of 127 military projects. Roughly half the money will come from funds previously dedicated to upgrading military bases abroad and the other half in the United States.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Esper told him some of the money will come from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in his home state of New York.
“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,” Schumer said in a statement.
Trump declared a national emergency in February in order to divert $8 billion from various federal accounts to build a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, including a Treasury Department fund and Defense Department efforts to interdict illegal drugs.
Illegal aliens invading the country in numbers not seen in over a decade is a crisis for America.
Building a wall where no physical barrier existed is one part of a strategy to end this catastrophe.
A recent Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to proceed with using military construction funds to build the wall.
And given that President Trump can veto any congressional attempt to limit his legal authority under the National Emergency Act of 1976, there is nothing that can be done to stop the President from fulfilling his promise to build hundreds of miles of the border wall before the 2020 election.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.