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Trump Plans To Spend $8B On Border Barriers

February 15th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

President Donald Trump says he'll be declaring a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall.

Trump did not say on Friday when he would make such a declaration, but the move will allow him to bypass Congress to spend more money to erect barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Congress has given Trump about $1.4 billion for border barriers, well below the $5.7 billion Trump has insisted he needed to build a wall.

To get around Congress, Trump plans to use his executive authority to tap other sources of funding to get a total of $8 billion to build the wall. The White House says Trump plans to tap accounts in the Treasury and Defense departments, but not money earmarked for disaster relief.

3 Responses to “Trump Plans To Spend $8B On Border Barriers”

  1. February 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm, Lav said:

    Spoiled brat – give him a time-out…WAY out!

    Reply

  2. February 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm, kevin said:

    I’m not holding my breath. Congress can stop this and the courts most definitely will. #MAGA. Yeah, right.

    Reply

  3. February 17, 2019 at 8:42 am, jackblack said:

    IGNORE COMMENTS 1 AND 2—BUILD THAT WALL,MAGA—U S A NUMBER 1—TRUMP 2020

    Reply

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