So much for Mexico paying for the wall.
Courtesy of NBC News:
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects, including schools and daycare centers for military families, as it diverts $3.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Schools for the children of U.S. military members from Kentucky to Germany to Japan will be affected. A daycare center at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland – the home of Air Force One – will also have its funds diverted, the Pentagon said.
Trump declared a national emergency earlier this year to access the funds from the military construction budget. In March, the Pentagon sent to Congress a broad list of projects that could be affected.
A Pentagon official said in a briefing that the department was given a “lawful order” by Trump to divert the funds. She said the Pentagon is working closely with Congress and its allies abroad to find funding to replace money diverted for the wall, but that there are not any guarantees that those funds will come.
On Tuesday, the Pentagon said the first $1.8 billion would come from projects outside the United States, followed by projects inside the country.
So I guess Trump just got Mexico mixed up with the American taxpayers.
So to pay for a completely unnecessary border wall the Trump Administration is willing to rob the military of funds they need for programs that benefit the children of our servicemen and women.
Well hey at least they aren’t locking them in cages, right?