Pentagon May Shift Military Funds to Trump Border Wall


The Defense Department confirmed Thursday the White House and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis have discussed the feasibility of funneling billions of dollars from the Pentagon’s coffers to help build a border wall with Mexico.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters Thursday Mr. Mattis and Mr. Trump had an initial talk about the use of Defense Department money approved in the recent massive federal spending bill for the wall, a top priority of the president in the 2016 presidential campaign. The president has repeatedly defended the wall as vital to national security, although it is not clear that money Congress targeted …

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