Tag Archives: Trump’s wall

Enumerati

Construction of Trump’s Wall Could Destroy Archeological Sites

22

“The bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Trump’s border fence could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in coming months,” according to an internal National Park Service report obtained by the Washington Post.

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.

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Trump Promises Pardons to Get Wall Built

“President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that he has directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, aggressively seize private land and disregard environmental rules. … He also has told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly.”

Washington Post

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.

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Now Trump Wants $8.6 Billion for Border Wall

$8.6 billion

“President Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for the wall he promised to build on the southern border with Mexico to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking,” Reuters reports. “The demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year.”

Enumerati

Majority Disapprove of Trump’s Emergency Declaration

66% to 33%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters overwhelmingly disapprove of President Trump using emergency executive powers to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, 66% to 31%. However, Republicans back his use of emergency powers for the wall, 69% to 29%.Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group disapproves of this action.

Poetic Justice

Commander-in-Thief

All hail Donald Trump, the Commander-in-Thief!
He found a way around emergency declaration grief.
He’ll grab some money
From the U.S. Army,
And steal the rest from California and Puerto Rico disaster relief.

Enumerati

Trump Sending More Troops to the Border

3,700

New York Times: “The Trump administration was moving on its own to fortify the southwestern border with thousands of active-duty military troops. The number of deployed troops on the Mexican border was set to exceed the high of 5,900 reached around the November elections, as about 3,700 active-duty troops were being sent to assist with the Department of Homeland Security’s border patrol efforts. … Senior officers are voicing greater worries that the deployed troops are not conducting the training needed for their regular missions, while other military units must now pick up the routine duties on behalf of their deployed colleagues.”

Enumerati

Solid Majority Opposes Trump’s Wall

60%

A new Gallup poll finds 60% of Americans oppose major new construction of walls along the U.S.-Mexico border — the goal behind President Trump’s budget showdown with Democratic leaders that led to a record 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Coulter Calls Trump ‘Lazy’ and a ‘Lunatic’

“We put this lunatic in the White House for one reason.”

— Ann Coulter, telling Yahoo News that President Trump is “lazy and incompetent” and warned that he might face a challenger for the Republican presidential nomination if he doesn’t build a wall on the Mexican border.