Tag Archives: Border Wall

Verbatim

Flashback Quote: Trump on Redirecting Funds Away from Military

“We have to stop. No. The military is going to be stronger and bigger and more modernized than ever before. The military is so important. That’s number one, two and three on my list. We have to, we need security in this country, especially now with what’s going on.”

— Donald Trump, in a 2016 Newsday interview, when asked if he would redirect military funds to build infrastructure.

Enumerati

Trump Diverts $3.6 Billion for Border Wall

$3.6 billion

“Defense Secretary Mark Esper agreed on Tuesday to free up $3.6 billion from the Pentagon budget for President Trump’s border wall by effectively defunding 127 military construction projects using emergency authorities,” the Washington Post reports.

Enumerati

Trump’s Fence Costs $1 Billion Per Mile

1.7 miles

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told,” Bloomberg reports.

News & Comment

Mexican Airline Offers Discounts to Qualifying Haters

Oh my.

News & Comment

A Dollar

Reporter: Is there any situation in which you would accept even a dollar of wall funding for this president in order to reopen the government?

Speaker Pelosi: A dollar.

Enumerati

Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Want a Shutdown Over the Border Wall

57%

A new NPR/PBS/Marist poll finds that 57% of Americans think President Trump should compromise on his border wall to prevent a government shutdown. Furthermore, nearly 69% of Americans do not consider building a border wall between the United States and Mexico to be an immediate priority for the next Congress.