Pentagon Transfers $3.8 Billion To Trump’s Border Wall

The Hill reports:

The Pentagon is moving $3.8 billion from various weapons programs such as the F-35 fighter jet to pay for President Trump’s southern border wall, according to a notice sent to Congress on Thursday.

The notice sent to Congress said the money is going toward the “support of higher priority items” and is “required to provide support for counter-drug activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”

House Democrats immediately slammed the move as a raid on military resources for what they called a “vanity project.” But they put some of the blame on Congressional Republicans, who refused to include provisions blocking Trump’s transfer authority in 2020 spending legislation that passed in December.