The Biden administration on Friday announced plans to redirect $2.2 billion in funds previously set aside for border wall construction to pay for dozens of Defense Department projects.
The announcement comes nearly six months after President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling for border wall construction to halt.
The Pentagon said the money will go toward 66 military projects in 11 states, three territories and 16 countries. Among them is a $79 million project to overhaul an elementary school in Germany for U.S. military children, a $25 million radio battalion project in North Carolina, a $25 million upgrade to equipment and personnel at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, and $10 million for a missile field expansion at Fort Greely in Alaska.
Former President Donald Trump made construction of the border wall a priority of his presidential campaign and four years in office. He declared the emergency in February 2019 in order to divert $600 million from the Treasury Department and $6.1 billion from the Defense Department to the Department of Homeland Security for border wall construction.
Overall, the Trump administration built approximately 450 miles of the wall — most of which was the reinforcement or replacement of existing barriers — along the 1,954-mile southern border.
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If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, it follows that the friend of my enemy is my enemy. Enter the Biden administration who either forgets that the prime function of a military is to defend its nation from invasion, not build schools in Germany,,,,,,,or is so much in bed WITH our enemies within that it deflects attention to the fact of his friendship with the enemies without. Just ask any gun shop owner why he cannot get ammunition to sell? Instead of building the walls, they are buying up and storing all the ammunition leaving the average citizen at the mercy of the drug cartels, and the Biden Crime family that empowers them,,,for the usual 10% of OUR money no doubt.
79 Million dollars to overhaul an elementary school in Germany?!?! I worked for the USA’s sixth largest school school district for 30 years, I could have built 7 or 8 brand new elementary schools for that kind of money! Obviously, we the tax paying citizens are being robbed blind!! The fools “leading” this nation have no idea what they’re about, and certainly NO regard for our hard earned tax dollars! I sure miss Trump!
AND why do we even NEED TO build schools overseas? ARE NOT OUR TROOPS KIDS attending LOCAL [email protected]
The sellout of our Country by the “moderate” communist Joe Biden.
If you don’t give a damn about the border wall and the Southern border “challenge”, Hoe—then don’t worry about Kamala not going there and her flippant remarks for not going.
AND HOW IS protecting our border, NOT IN THE “DEFENSE of the nation!”?