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    Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

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    Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    San Juan, Puerto Rico Facing stiff resistance from congressional Democrats in negotiations to reopen the government, the White House is exploring other ways to fund President Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A congressional aide told CBS News one option being discussed would divert federal funds meant to help Puerto Rico and several states hit by natural disasters.

    That would follow the declaration of a national emergency to reopen shuttered parts of the government.

    The White House has directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine the possibility of using for border wall construction $13.9 billion the corps received in a February 2018 disaster relief bill, the aide said. The money was earmarked for relief measures for Puerto Rico and
    California, Florida, Texas and other hard-hit states.

    Another congressional aide raised concerns that reallocating the money might violate federal law.

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    When did they make the recreational use of marijuana legal in the White House?

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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Well, those folks are surrounded by “big water” and they have all the Bounty towels that they need.......
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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
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    Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    San Juan, Puerto Rico — Facing stiff resistance from congressional Democrats in negotiations to reopen the government, the White House is exploring other ways to fund President Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A congressional aide told CBS News one option being discussed would divert federal funds meant to help Puerto Rico and several states hit by natural disasters.

    That would follow the declaration of a national emergency to reopen shuttered parts of the government.

    The White House has directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine the possibility of using for border wall construction $13.9 billion the corps received in a February 2018 disaster relief bill, the aide said. The money was earmarked for relief measures for Puerto Rico and
    California, Florida, Texas and other hard-hit states.

    Another congressional aide raised concerns that reallocating the money might violate federal law.

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    When did they make the recreational use of marijuana legal in the White House?
    It is not something as harmless as smoking a joint or two. Its full blown mental illness causing the person to live in a delusional alternate reality of their own acceptance.
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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    The emergency is not on our southern border. The emergency is in the White House.
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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    See? Mexico is going to pay for it! No more money for "Mexico Island"!

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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From CBS News

    Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    San Juan, Puerto Rico Facing stiff resistance from congressional Democrats in negotiations to reopen the government, the White House is exploring other ways to fund President Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A congressional aide told CBS News one option being discussed would divert federal funds meant to help Puerto Rico and several states hit by natural disasters.

    That would follow the declaration of a national emergency to reopen shuttered parts of the government.

    The White House has directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine the possibility of using for border wall construction $13.9 billion the corps received in a February 2018 disaster relief bill, the aide said. The money was earmarked for relief measures for Puerto Rico and
    California, Florida, Texas and other hard-hit states.

    Another congressional aide raised concerns that reallocating the money might violate federal law.

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    When did they make the recreational use of marijuana legal in the White House?
    LOL, the chants at the rallies....

    "Whose going to pay for Trump's wall?"

    "Disaster victims!"
    Jeez, did you do really do something that stupid? You were as Dumb As Donald!

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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It is not something as harmless as smoking a joint or two. Its full blown mental illness causing the person to live in a delusional alternate reality of their own acceptance.
    I disagree.

    Trump has demonstrated throughout his life that he could care less about anyone else, so long as he get's what he wants. And what Trump wants is to hear his base cheer as he claims "victory." Whether the wall actually gets built is a moot point for Trump imo. Whether disaster victims suffer is a moot point for Trump imo.
    Jeez, did you do really do something that stupid? You were as Dumb As Donald!

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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
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    Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall


    San Juan, Puerto Rico — Facing stiff resistance from congressional Democrats in negotiations to reopen the government, the White House is exploring other ways to fund President Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A congressional aide told CBS News one option being discussed would divert federal funds meant to help Puerto Rico and several states hit by natural disasters.

    That would follow the declaration of a national emergency to reopen shuttered parts of the government.

    The White House has directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine the possibility of using for border wall construction $13.9 billion the corps received in a February 2018 disaster relief bill, the aide said. The money was earmarked for relief measures for Puerto Rico and
    California, Florida, Texas and other hard-hit states.

    Another congressional aide raised concerns that reallocating the money might violate federal law.

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    When did they make the recreational use of marijuana legal in the White House?
    It gotta' be built & there are many things he's considering. Any port in a storm, right?

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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by slick View Post
    It gotta' be built & there are many things he's considering. Any port in a storm, right?
    At a certain point, it's really easy to be pushed to an inevitable conclusion: If there is any justice in the world, ten natural disasters (and what the hell, let's throw a couple man-made ones in there while we're at it) will hit exclusively MAGA country, and those people will get no Federal disaster relief because all of it went into the wall.

    But in reality, natural disasters hit non-MAGA country too, and so for that reason Trump will have to be fought tooth and nail.

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    Re: Trump mulling use of disaster aid to fund border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by JustHanging View Post
    I disagree.

    Trump has demonstrated throughout his life that he could care less about anyone else, so long as he get's what he wants. And what Trump wants is to hear his base cheer as he claims "victory." Whether the wall actually gets built is a moot point for Trump imo. Whether disaster victims suffer is a moot point for Trump imo.
    And that attitude - which I thoroughly agree embodies Trump perfectly - is as a result of his own self adopted mental illness brought on from extreme narcissism and a lack of any loyalty to anything other than his own momentary self interest.

    I suggest we are talking about the same thing more or less.
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