Trump will take billions meant for the military to build border fencing

Feb 15, 2019 - Quartz

Donald Trump will reallocate $6.5 billion from other government programs to pay for 234 miles of steel fencing along the southern border of the US to address what he officially has deemed a national emergency.

“We’re talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs,” Trump said today (Feb. 15) during a rambling press conference in the White House Rose Garden.

Trump asserted that his move allows him to fulfill his...