To build Trump's border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares - 2019-09-05
President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he's the most pro-military president "ever," is preparing to drain funds from schools and day care centers that serve military families, as well as stalling readiness projects, to pay for his promised border wall.
The Pentagon is diverting billions of dollars from already funded projects at military bases around the world in order to rush fence construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, Defense Department (DOD) officials announced Wednesday.
The department indicated the shunting of money away from military child care offerings was not DOD's idea. "A Pentagon official said in a briefing that the department was given a 'lawful order' by Trump to divert the funds," Reuters reported Wednesday.