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Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:08 PM

Trump privately presses for military to pay for border wall

Source: The Washington Post

President Trump frequently said Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern border as he sought the presidency in 2016. Now, he is privately pushing the U.S. military to fund construction of his signature project.

Trump, who told advisers he was spurned in a large spending bill last week when lawmakers only appropriated $1.6 billion for the border wall, has begun suggesting the Pentagon could fund the sprawling construction, citing a ďnational securityĒ risk.

After floating the notion to several advisers last week, he told Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) that the military should pay for the wall in a meeting last Wednesday in the White House residence, according to three people familiar with the meeting. Ryan offered little reaction to the notion, these people said, but senior Capitol Hill officials later said it was an unlikely prospect.

The individuals spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk freely about private discussions.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-privately-presses-for-military-to-pay-for-border-wall/2018/03/27/d79907a2-31c9-11e8-9759-56e51591e250_story.html?utm_term=.392cda3d53d2

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Reply Trump privately presses for military to pay for border wall (Original post)
demmiblue Mar 2018 OP
safeinOhio Mar 2018 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2018 #2
Botany Mar 2018 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #7
Botany Mar 2018 #9
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #4
TBA Mar 2018 #5
BarbaRosa Mar 2018 #6
djacq Mar 2018 #8
Gothmog Mar 2018 #10
getagrip_already Mar 2018 #11
Botany Mar 2018 #12
left-of-center2012 Mar 2018 #13
poboy2 Mar 2018 #14
jmowreader Mar 2018 #15
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #18
Journeyman Mar 2018 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2018 #19
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #17
WinstonSmith4740 Mar 2018 #20
keithbvadu2 Mar 2018 #21
radliberal Mar 2018 #22
cstanleytech Mar 2018 #23

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:10 PM

1. Perhaps Mexico's military?

Naaah

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:11 PM

2. Sure. While you're at it, tap the VA, SS, Medicare, food stamps, National Park System, and NASA

Oh, and don't forget to buy every ladder in Mexico.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:12 PM

3. Trump is getting his info from Fox and Friends

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:17 PM

7. It's a pet idea running rampant in hard core con circles. Running in circles is a good place for it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:19 PM

9. If you can stomach it watch the full thing

It was like a bad high school play. Bad actors reading their lines "some people are saying" ..... "keep in mind"

Douche-YYY "That Congress allocates the money and the Executive Branch figures
out how to distribute itĒ The only thing wrong about that statement is everything.

@ the end of the day we will all find out that Russia/Putin/FSB is feeding "stuff" right into
Fox News.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:15 PM

4. Trumps Daily BRiefing

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:15 PM

5. I've thought the military shold be paying for nutrition programs

and educational programs. I think both of those (and others) are national security issues.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:16 PM

6. So, he wants the bloated military budget as

his slush fund.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:17 PM

8. This is the Orange Clown Shuffle

Gives the military a huge budget, wanting to build a military that he doesnít have to use, and wanting a costly military parade to stroke his ego.

Now he wants to tell the military where to spend the money he just authorized.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:20 PM

10. Trump is not going to get the military to pay

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:20 PM

11. this was on faux earlier in the week.....

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:23 PM

12. I think Russia/Trump/Right wing gives Fox their show prep and then Trump just builds on what .....

..... they say in their highly scripted talking points.

some people are saying .... keep in mind

*********

Funny on how all three said either and or some people are saying .... keep in mind

The Fox legal department likes to give their own air people "an out"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

13. ...

Only $641 million is earmarked for new primary fencing in areas that currently have no barriers, and the money can be spent only on ďoperationally effective designsĒ that were already deployed as of last May. That means the new prototype designs the Trump administration is exploring cannot be built.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:31 PM

14. Mexico! You bastard. What about MEXICO??? Piece of shit. -nt

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:51 PM

15. Having the military pay for the wall is a problem

Every dollar is already allocated to something. To put a dollar in a "wall account" means one has to come out of the "war of convenience" account or the "idiotic parades in front of the White House" account.

"Mr. President, we can allocate $20 million for your wall."
Trump goes on television to brag that the military is now "fully on board with the border wall."

...seven months later...
"Where's my parade? I want a parade!"
'Sorry, Mr. President, we gave all the money for the parade to the wall account.'

Tweetstorm follows...

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 01:08 PM

18. They'll Find Another Way

Like reducing the cost of meals paid to troops in a combat zone. You don't really think they care about the military personnel, do you?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:55 PM

16. There goes that raise the military expected from the great Omnibus Bill . . .

Join the circle, mighty warriors: Just as our $1.50 "tax cut" has been eaten by medical insurance premiums, your "pay raise" will help the Dotard pay to raise a useless wall.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 01:31 PM

19. What soldier or sailor wouldn't give up a pay raise ...

... to add another brick in the wall?

Otherwise, they'd just do something to waste the money, like buy new shoes for the kids.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 12:55 PM

17. He would have them make an unauthorized procurement and violate appropriations law

but then that is why no lawyer wants to represent him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 01:39 PM

20. OK, let me make sure I have this.

We have veterans living on the street, veterans dealing with PTSD, active military woefully underpaid, and I'm sure a plethora of things I don't even know about. So instead of investing in the things our current/retired military really needs, first he going to blow over $30 million on a fricking parade, and now he wants to build his stupid wall on their backs, too. Somebody explain to me why Republicans are viewed as the ones supporting our military.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 01:47 PM

21. How to Build Trumps Wall - Privatize It

How to Build Trumpís Wall - Privatize It

Republicans have often found a way to tax people surreptitiously by privatizing many public works projects to corporations rather than have govít pay for it. A fee/toll is a tax under another name.

The corporations/investors are granted a multi-year license with a guaranteed profit.

This could also be done with Trumpís Wall with Mexico.

Corporations/investors front the money to build it and they will be paid by Mexico.

It gives republicans a chance to save the govít money by investing in it and show their confidence in Trumpís word that Mexico will pay for it .

No govít backed bonds.

No cost to the govít,,, no need for taxes,,, profit for the patriotic investors who believe in Trump.

Win win all around.

Even Trump can show his patriotism and shrewd business savvy by investing in it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 01:51 PM

22. Seven more months of this insanity

 

VOTE THEM OUT!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 07:15 PM

23. I thought the DHS was the department in charge of border security so wouldnt it be illegal to ask

the DoD to use its funding?

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