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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 06:29 PM

Pentagon chief suggests European allies replace funds diverted to border wall

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 / 7:10 PM / UPDATED 19 MINUTES AGO

Pentagon chief suggests European allies replace funds diverted to border wall

Idrees Ali
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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border wall with Mexico.

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects abroad and at home, including schools and daycare centers for military families, as it diverts $3.6 billion to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. border.

Trump has made immigration a signature issue of his presidency. He declared a national emergency over the issue earlier this year in an effort to redirect funding from Congress to build a wall along the U.S. southern border, which he originally said would be paid for by Mexico.

“The message that I’ve been carrying, since when I was acting secretary to today, has been about the increase in burden sharing,” Esper told reporters in London late on Thursday.

“So part of the message will be ‘Look, if you’re really concerned then maybe you should look to cover those projects for us’ because that’s going to build infrastructure in many cases in their countries,” he added.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 06:35 PM

1. Wasn't Mexico supposed to pay for that?

Now they're stealing it from the military to be grifted away to Trump donors, and probably a few Trump shell companies.

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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 06:37 PM

2. "Burden sharing"

i.e. "Rip you off"

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