Trump Savagely Trolls Democrats With New Border Wall Photo
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President Donald Trump brutally savaged Democrats with a brand new photo of the border wall that likely sent them over the edge.
The Trump administration is preparing to divert $7.2 billion in funds from the Pentagon to build an additional nearly 900 miles of border wall along the southern border.
“The Pentagon funds would be extracted, for the second year in a row, from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding,” The Post reported.
“According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete approximately 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico,” the Post added.
The president took to Twitter soon after the report and shared a simple photo of his border wall next to the one that is currently in place in many other places.
On the left side of the photo is the barrier that Democrats are apparently satisfied with, which is nothing short of a joke.
And on the right side is a picture of Trump's brand new wall, which is already in several spots of the border.
Earlier this month, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from diverting billions from military construction funds to fund the border wall.
“The decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans, lifts an injunction issued last month in Texas that blocked the reallocation plan,” USA Today reported. “In the 2-1 ruling, judges granted the administration’s request to temporarily halt the nationwide injunction from U.S. District Judge David Briones of El Paso. Congress appropriated the $3.6 billion to the Department of Defense for 127 construction projects, Briones had ruled, so the Trump administration shouldn’t divert it to the border wall.”
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Immigration officials, including acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, gathered [in Yuma, Arizona, on] Friday to celebrate the 100th mile of border barrier—30-foot steel bollards placed a few inches apart—built by the administration. The officials looked on as a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers affixed to the fencing a metal plaque that bore the presidential seal and Mr. Trump’s name.
“This is a milestone achievement for the president…and more importantly, for our country,” Wolf said.
Last year, then-nominee for Attorney General William Barr said a wall on the southern border was necessary to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the United States and for slowing down the amount of narcotics that make it on to America’s streets.
“Heroin, fentanyl, all the serious drugs are coming across that border,” Barr said. “And again, I feel it is a critical part of border security that we need to have barriers on the border, we need a barrier system on the border to get control over the border. I think that obviously there are some places that more of the traffic comes over than others but unless you have a system across the border you’re not going to be able to deal with it because you’ll just displace it.”
“If you build a barrier in one place you’ll just displace it to another,” Barr added. “We need a barrier system across the border, part of that is illegal immigration but a big part of it also is preventing the influx of drugs.”