Trump’s Fake Emergency Would Divert Funds From Necessary Military Projects

Trump’s fake national emergency to build his unnecessary, unpopular, and ineffective border wall could actually divert funds from necessary military and infrastructure projects across the country.


Here’s a look at how Trump’s fake national emergency could hurt states across the country:


Florida — Tampa Bay Times: “Florida military bases could lose up to $177 million to Trump’s border wall”


Oklahoma — Shawnee News-Star: “Oklahoma’s $185M in military construction funds threatened by Trump’s national emergency”


Missouri — Kansas City Star: “Trump’s emergency could divert millions from military projects in Missouri, Dems say”


Virginia — Fairfax News: “Virginia stands to lose up to $131.7 million in military construction funding for currently planned projects at Dam Neck, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Belvoir, Humphreys Engineer Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, and the Pentagon.”


Ohio — Dayton Daily News: “Dayton regional leaders say they are worried the $61 million that Congress allocated last year for a new intelligence production center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could be at risk of being spent instead on President Donald Trump’s border wall.”


North Dakota — Grand Forks Herald: “Major military construction projects in Fargo and Minot could lose up to $98 million in federal funding to help pay for a southern border wall supported by President Donald Trump and North Dakota’s Congressional delegation.”


California — Sacramento Bee: “A big chunk of that could come from West Coast bases. Out of a total of $16 billion in available funds budgeted over the last three years, up to $1.4 billion could from California projects and $200 million from work scheduled to take place at military bases in Washington, the records show.”


Oregon — Roll Call: “Oregon Republican Greg Walden stated his opposition to the national emergency declaration in terms of a constitutional breach. But Walden’s district also houses the Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base.”


Texas — Austin American Statesman: “U.S. Rep. Roger Williams said Tuesday that he opposes President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying he fears the money could be taken from essential military construction projects, including replacing dilapidated barracks at Fort Hood, which he represents.”


Michigan — Crain’s Detroit Business: “The move would also negatively impact services performed by the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the release said, which conducts missions training and prepares soldiers and airmen to respond to state emergency response, military support and more. It has a $179 million budget, of which $92 million, or 51 percent, is derived from federal sources, Rossman-McKinney said in an email.”


Hawaii — Honolulu Star-Advertiser: “$311M in Hawaii military construction could be diverted for border wall”


Alaska — Alaska Public Media: “He plans to divert $3.6 billion from military construction accounts, and that could drain money from Alaska projects.”


Guam — Marianas Variety: “Trump emergency declaration will siphon off $749M in Guam buildup funds”