Trump might pay for his border wall by taking disaster relief funds from Democratic areas

Donald Trump.
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The White House looks to be inching closer to funding a border wall by bypassing Congress and redirecting federal money, including disaster relief funding meant for California and Puerto Rico.

Politico reports that the White House is "firming up plans" for executive action that would make use of this disaster relief funding for the wall. The plan would also reportedly take money from Northern California flood control projects, as well as military construction money from the Department of Defense.

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