Dictator Donald’s Misbegotten Wall

To circumvent the clear intent of Congress, Trump declared a “national emergency” and ordered a diversion of an additional $6 billion in funds that Congress had appropriated to the Pentagon. Congress, however, did not appropriate those funds to the Pentagon to build a wall. The funds were appropriated for “military defense.” To make its intent clear, after Trump issued his dictatorial decree, Congress passed a resolution that expressly opposed any diversion of Pentagon funds to the construction of Trump’s Wall.