Paul Ryan and Chuck Schumer patted each other on the back as the two open borders guys congratulated each other on stopping Trump from building the border wall.
Soon that laughter will turn to tears as the president now has enough money to build the entire wall. Although all spending must originate in the House, the president has some flexibility within the context of the law.
Just as Barack Obama used his power to spend money from unrelated departments to use that money to fight global warming by declaring it a national security issue, Trump can now use money from the Pentagon to build his wall by using the very same excuse, except in this case it makes sense.
“Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!”
Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
In yesterday’s press conference reporters questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders on whether President Trump planned on using money from the military to build the wall.
Sanders played coy and said she could not get into specifics but that the president fully plans on building the wall and would keep it up till it was completed.
Sanders was asked specifically about the $655 billion in omnibus defense funding and whether “the President is aware that he would be overstepping his executive authority if he did such a thing without congressional approval?”
“As I said, I don’t have any specific announcements and details on that at this time,” she replied.
The reporter pressed further, specifically aiming at the President’s tweet and probing the constitutionality of the President’s suggestion.
“The President would certainly work with White House counsel to make sure any action he takes is fully within his rights and his executive authority,” Sanders assured.