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  1. No soup for you! says:

    Jane’s Defense Weekly 15 February 2019: “US President Donald Trump has set plans into motion to siphon nearly USD8 billion from various accounts, including the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) military construction account, to pay for the construction of a wall along the US southern border. In a 15 February televised address from the White House, Trump said he would sign a ‘State of Emergency’ along the US border with Mexico before adding, “I didn’t need to do this”, but “I just want to get it done faster”. His cornerstone campaign promise was to build a wall along the US southern border that was to be financed by the Mexican government.”
    “Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall” (Foreign Policy 2/14/19)
    Under the emergency declaration, President Trump has access to more than $600 million in the U.S. Treasury’s asset forfeiture fund and $2.5 billion in Department of Defense funding for counter-drug activities. The president has indicated he would use that money before dipping into the proposed military construction outlays for the current fiscal year, a point noted by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla) in a Monday interview.

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