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    I guess Trump never went to school; he selected this fence and pocketed from it; "babies" never heard of hurricane winds or foundations etc. But yeah it is only our tax money going down the drain, so who cares. The deficit is growing faster than even the "virus" ; just let another President clean up this mess or not at all; Trump will make sure that he becomes the most dumb, naive, unschooled, corrupt "expensive" President in history, especially considering he dragged the "whole" family with him into the "gold" mine. Thank you America; take some lessons in "voting". Just keep up the stupidity here and the end result is known.
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    A federal appeals court in Washington sided with House Democrats on Friday in their effort to block the Trump administration’s diversion of billions of dollars to build the president’s signature southern border wall.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously backed Congress’s power of the purse and said House lawmakers could proceed with their lawsuit alleging it was illegal for President Trump to transfer the money for the wall.

    House Democrats went to court claiming Trump violated the Constitution by ignoring congressional spending limits and diverting more than $6 billion allocated for other purposes to fund the wall at the border with Mexico. The administration invoked statutes it said allowed the president to repurpose appropriations.

    The ruling Friday is unlikely to be the final word in the controversy. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/court-sides-with-house-democrats-in-challenge-to-trumps-border-wall-spending/2020/09/25/a29aaa20-ff43-11ea-b555-4d71a9254f4b_story.html

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    Just an question: How about what Trump already spent and how about the "portion" of it which ended up in his "pocket"?

    How is the government get that money back? Also it should be then be "mandatory" that such portion of the "wall" should be torn down.

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    Dutch Wrote:

    Just an question: How about what Trump already spent and how about the "portion" of it which ended up in his "pocket"?

    How is the government get that money back? Also it should be then be "mandatory" that such portion of the "wall" should be torn down.

    Unlikely to be any direct connection. But it is plausible that border wall contractors stay at a Trump resort, and leaves unprecedented legal tips to the resort after spending a large sum of money while staying there. I am sure there are other ways to pay Trump back that is perfectly legal, but extremely sleezy and unethical.

    Personally I don't think Trump is smart enough to know how to pull these things off, but he attracts very smart people to him that are unethical, who think up legal schemes to ensure Donald Trump profits from various government deals.

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    money, money money.

    Watch yesterday's edition of 60 minutes.

    cbsnews.com/news/southern-border-wall-e...

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    Activists and allies of two O'odham groups protesting the construction of a border wall along ancestral tribal lands in southern Arizona temporarily blocked the highway leading to construction sites in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

    "This is a blockade in solidarity with the O'odham nation. This land is being desecrated every day as the border wall is constructed," an unidentified protester could be heard saying in the livestream video that the O'odham Anti Border Collective posted to their social media.

    "We're here to block workers coming and leaving from this job that desecrates the land."

    Activists said some of the vehicles hit some of the protesters, but did not report any major injuries on their social media.

    "We are not here to disrupt anyone's day. We understand that people need to work. The people need to also understand that we need water. The Indigenous sovereignty and the protection of sacred sites is way, way more important than a 40-hour workweek," the woman recording the livestream said in response to the vehicles charging at protesters.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/border-issues/2020/10/05/protesters-block-lukeville-highway-near-border-construction/3628749001/

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    On October 12, the (the Court of Appeals issued a ruling that requires the IMMEDIATE HALTING of border wall construction.

    https://vozwire.com/federal-court-orders-immediate-halting-of-trumps-border-wall-construction-due-to-illegal-funds-allocation/


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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    On October 12, the (the Court of Appeals issued a ruling that requires the IMMEDIATE HALTING of border wall construction.

    https://vozwire.com/federal-court-orders-immediate-halting-of-trumps-border-wall-construction-due-to-illegal-funds-allocation/

    The ruling, naturally, does not apply to the border wall THAT IS BEING ERECTED AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/11/2/1991785/-Scared-little-man-will-spend-election-night-hiding-behind-a-big-wall?detail=emaildkre

    Names and photos of those killed in police incidents are displayed on a fence near the White House during Juneteenth events in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2020. - The US marks the end of slavery by celebrating Juneteenth, with the annual unofficial holiday taking on renewed significance as millions of Americans confront the nation's living legacy of racial injustice. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

    As the Daily Kos puts it, Trump has already canceled plans for an election night party at his Washington, D.C., hotel, opting instead to stay at the White House, a decision with some serious loser stink.

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    I just wonder who approved the "wall" around the White House? And are the "tax payers" again paying for it.

    Where there any Democrats consulted on this, or "votes" done about this expensive "joke" Why does n't Trump move to a prison; they have even bigger walls, he must like it much more.

    That is what you get in an dictatorship lots of "walls". In The Netherlands the King and Queen's palace are accessible and have only an wire fence along the property; it is very "open" and seldom an demonstration along it. But yeah "Trump" loves "bunkers" and spending tax payers money for himself , because of all he is doing, lots of people will hate him in an land with lots of guns.

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    Yesterdays Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic published an extensive article about the environmental damage done by the border wall. Over time, it might be possible to repair some (but not all) of the damage. Fortunately, Joe Biden has stated that he will NOT be adding to the wall.

    That did not sit well with Paul Gosar:

    Gosar Demands Congress Continue to Fund the Construction of the Border Wall:

    I recently joined several of my fellow Republicans in Congress in sending a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee demanding Congress include language to prioritize the continued and completed construction of the southern border wall and complimentary border security as Congress considers legislation to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. We have seen the consequences of Mr. Biden’s disastrous open border policies over the past few months. Gaps in the wall and unfinished sections along the border are only emphasizing the crisis created by Mr. Biden.

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    May be there is an place in the wall where we can "cement" Gosar in. Instead demolish the unfinished pieces, so "nature" gets back to its old state and the protected animals get to have their freedom to roam back.

    Providing "help" in these countries itself so they can have a job or food is the solution and likely less cumbersome and costly then all the processing and problems created at the border. But yeah, an Gosar type can't think farther than an donkey.

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    US President Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump's border wall.

    In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Mr Biden wrote that the order was "unwarranted" and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall.

    Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border in 2019, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use military funds for its construction.

    When Trump left office, about $15bn (£11bn) had been spent on the project.

    Various types of fencing totalling 654 miles (just over 1,000 km) were already in place before Trump became president in 2017.

    During his his time in office, 80 miles of new barriers were built where there were none before, and almost 400 miles replaced existing parts of the structure.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56031481

    President Biden is canceling projects to build a wall along the southern border using diverted defense funds and will use some funding to counter environmental damage from the wall's construction.

    A Defense Department spokesperson said the funds would be returned to accounts designated for "schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations, and the National Guard and Reserve equipment account," but added that the department was reviewing projects to determine priorities.

    The administration said Friday it would use some of the $1.4 billion appropriated for constructing the wall toward repairing environmental damage from its construction, such as flood barriers in the Rio Grande Valley and soil erosion in San Diego.

    In late 2018, Trump threatened to veto spending bills over lack of wall funding, leading to a 35-day government shutdown, the longest in the nation's history. When it was over, he declared a state of emergency and announced he would redirect the defense funds and other sources of government money toward building the wall.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-cancels-military-funded-border-wall-projects/ar-BB1gemPX

    The 2018 government shutdown cost the economy $11 billon. Of that amount, $3 billion is PERMANENT.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/28/government-shutdown-cost-the-economy-11-billion-cbo.html

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    South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem (R) will deploy up to 50 National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border, her office said Tuesday, with a highly unusual caveat — the mission will be funded by a “private donation” from an out-of-state GOP megadonor billionaire.

    The Guard members will deploy in response to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plea to augment border security with law enforcement resources from other states, Noem’s office said in a statement.

    Privately funding a military mission is an affront to civilian oversight of the armed forces, said military and oversight experts, describing the move — a Republican governor sending troops to a Republican-led state, paid for by a Republican donor — as likely unprecedented and unethical.

    The South Dakota Guard members are deploying on state active-duty orders, Guard officials said, which means Noem is their commander in chief for the mission. As such, they are permitted to act in law enforcement capacities, which is forbidden for Guard members serving on federal mobilization.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/06/29/south-dakota-national-guard-texas-border/

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    Former President Trump is en route to the US-Mexico border Wednesday morning — where he is expected to discuss President Biden’s immigration policies and the record migration surges overwhelming the region.

    The 45th president will visit the border in the early afternoon, after taking part in a roundtable discussion on the matter at the Texas Department of Public Safety alongside Gov. Greg Abbott and nearly two dozen House Republicans led by Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.).

    The group will gather in La Joya, Tx., located in the Rio Grande Valley. The area, represented by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tx.), has been particularly hard-hit by the migrant crisis

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/30/trump-en-route-to-us-mexico-border-amid-record-migrant-surges/

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    All of those losers went there to stir the pot, all republicans know is border wall and cut taxes, they are two trick ponies.