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President Donald Trump has freed up $8 billion from various government agencies to build the wall, according to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.

Trump announced earlier on Thursday that he plans on signing a bipartisan congressional bill that provides limited border wall funding and declaring a national emergency at the southern border.

“Of course today was dominated by many stories, one of which was the bipartisan budget bill for border security. And the big number is—that the president was not happy with—was $1.375 billion to build a border barrier. He could do whatever he wanted with it,” Kilmeade began.

“The question was, ‘Would the president add something with that? Would he declare a national emergency?’ I just got off the phone with Mick Mulvaney, chief of staff, and the answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’ Now for the first time, you will hear how much it is and where the money is coming from.”

“It’s going to be about $8 billion. He had the $1.3 [billion], then $600 million will come from the Treasury, the Treasury forfeiture front. $2.5 billion out of [Department of Defense]. They consulted with Mick Mulvaney and the White House over the last few months on what they could actually do and they are going to use some money they feel they can spare on the drug interdiction account,” he continued.

“Then they came across with $3.5 billion for the military, the military construction budget.”

Kilmeade added, “They feel they can help in that respect. And then, of course, they have additional money. It all adds up to $8 billion. So the $1.375 [billion] not enough for the president. He wanted $5.7 [billion]. He walks away at the end of the day with $8 billion and, of course, the Democrats and some Republicans are upset about that.”

The president’s decision to declare a national emergency for the wall was not unexpected. During the speech Trump gave late last month, where he announced he was going to end the government shutdown, he also explained that he would go down this route if Congress could not come up with a deal within a three-week period, which would have expired Friday.

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  1. Tom G

    February 15, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Good job my president

  2. Michigander

    February 15, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Awesome job, Pres. Trump. Do not underestimate my president. Dems and some Repubs can go eat dirt!

  3. mileaway

    February 15, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I LOVE IT!! Use the *B to build the wall. Don’t touch Nutty Nancy’s “Crumbs” until the wall is built and then use it to throw a MAGA WALL PARTY in every border town along the border!!!! She can’t complain, it wasn’t used to defend America!

    • J Clark

      February 15, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Lol! I like that idea!

  4. M. Johnson

    February 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you and God bless you Mr. President!

  5. Emilio

    February 15, 2019 at 12:55 am

    DESPITE THE OBSTRUCTION OF LEFTIST DEMOCRATS, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BUILD THE WALL, THAT IS WHAT IS NEEDED FOR US SECURITY..!!

  6. Dennis

    February 15, 2019 at 12:56 am

    This is an historic moment in US History. Out history books will take note of it. I rejoice in this great plan from a man who keeps his word and bends to no politician.

  7. Hedy

    February 15, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Way to go my President!

  8. bruce

    February 15, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Thank You President Trump for doing exactly what you said you would do ,dispite all the opposition of the Democrats.You warned them this was gonna happen if they did not come up with money for the wall .

  9. Proud vet

    February 15, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I hope Trump does not forget that one communist Pelosi and scumbag lowlife demonic Schumer goes after him for being a doing it his job what are you swore to do protect the American people and using this money to protect our borders which Congress was responsible for doing but refused because they was too busy giving $55 billion to protect their very rich and powerful big businesses way in the door at all these countries and the UN by supplying them with $55 billion of taxpayer money. I want to also remind Mr. Trump, that Obama set Billion and a2 dollars to his Muslim brothers in the dark of the night paying them off for his set up chapter of the American military people so he could aid and comfort his Muslim brothers. Where is Miss Nancy false face Nancy and demonically evil Schumer on this nowhere to be found because they’re a part of the problem not the solution.

  10. scot_belle

    February 15, 2019 at 1:12 am

    EXACTLY what is needed and…our President TRUMP is doing
    EXACTLY as he promised ….which was halting the invasions,
    the violence and …….SECURING and PROTECTING AMERICA.
    THIS…is what the U.S. Constitution requires of him
    and…as per his usual…he’s working to fulfill.

    GOD BLESS, PRESIDENT TRUMP

  11. LST

    February 15, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Up yours, Upchuck Schumer & Piglosi! Please voters, vote wisely in ’20 and get most of the useless demonrats out on their asses. MAGA!!!

  12. RAY SAY

    February 15, 2019 at 1:32 am

    With Trump; ‘there is always more than one way to skin a cat’

    Kudos Sir,you are the Master

  13. Stephanie

    February 15, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Way to go Mr President!!! Finally a President that keeps his word. God Bless America and thank you President Trump. TRUMP For PRESIDENT 2020 ❤️

  14. Michael

    February 15, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Wanted $5.7 Billion, walked away with $8 Billion. The art of the deal! When will these idiot Democrats learn that they can’t beat Trump. They are losers and Trump is a winner, and losers do not beat winners. That’s just the natural order of life. Way to go Mr. President! Incorporate Ted Cruz’s idea as well, and use El Chapo’s money and any other assets confiscated from drug cartels to make the wall the best it can be. MAGA!

  15. Carey F Daly

    February 15, 2019 at 1:55 am

    It’s really too bad the military never had Donald Trump as a field officer or a strategist. He very likely would have won a few of our wars or at least kept us out of needless battles. Dod Bless Donald Trump and God Bless America.

  16. Pamela Conley

    February 15, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Why can’t he just grab El Chappo’s bucks? It’s confiscated drug money AND a Mexican will be paying for the wall!! El Crapo ain’t gonna be needing any of those bucks where he’s headed. If Trump did this, no American dollars would be used and he wouldn’t have to rob Peter to pay Pedro!! C’mon Trump!! The money is right there for you to use so….USE IT!

    • Deborah Tucker

      February 15, 2019 at 3:15 am

      He is using part of drug money. Read the article.

  17. LUISITO GLORIA

    February 15, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Great job President Trump. The democraps pelosi and smucker will be crying like little lost puppies for what you have done, but who cares. MAGA!!! Trump again for 2020.

  18. LUIGI

    February 15, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Great job President Trump. We are blessed to have you as our President who fulfills what you promised you would do despite the obstructionist democraps and rinos. The democraps pelosi and smucker will be crying like little lost puppies for what you have done. Surprise!! Surprise!!
    MAGA!!

  19. Richard Cole

    February 15, 2019 at 2:54 am

    We need to know the names of all the Marxist/Socialists that will bring a law suit against the President in an attempt to stop this. Write them down, vote them out of office. Call thier offices let them know we are going to end their time in DC. That goes for any RINO’s also.

  20. Tammy Berthaut

    February 15, 2019 at 4:49 am

    People need to remember in 2020 who did and did not care about the illegals, drugs and other crap at our border and vote for those who care about our country and safety. If it keeps 1 bad guy out a month its worth it!!

  21. neo

    February 15, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Now the 1.375 has to be used like the bill says( to be installed in liberal areas)….BUT the other 6.625 can be used in the manner which Trump desires….lol…MAGA….and PIG losi and Chuckle Head Schumer loses ….again…PIG losi has threatened that the next liberal president might use the emergency clause do what they want….but the way the democrats have been acting/showing who they represent….them winning another election is highly unlikely.

  22. Tom T.

    February 15, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Great for POTUS. Use El Chapo’s billions $$$ and other seized drug money. Use Army Corps of Engineers and Private Contractors from MX and US to speed building. It must be built fast for political survival. It must be enforced also with Military, Surveillance, Border Patrol, Razor Wire, etc.

  23. J R

    February 15, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Everything the “establishment” is doing is to STOP Trump. Latest news is how discussions were held to bring in Pence and others to invoke the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. By all standards across the globe……..a glorified COUP. Pelousy and Scammer will do everything in their power to stop the wall, because it will be effective, and thus prove them to be the low life, greedy, power hungry, cheating slime that they are. It will also prove that Trump has every intention of upholding all promises to the people who elected him……something that is very rare with the regular “establishment” politicians who only LIE to get ELECTED. Back this man. He has weaknesses like any human, but his intentions and efforts are for the betterment of AMERICA. Bush, Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama ALL preached about the need for better border security……NONE DID ANYTHING about it….other than give the American people LIP SERVICE. Now we have a president that is working on DOING what all others only PROMISED. Everyone AGREED with the past four presidents about our need for border security………nothing has changed. Put your damned political B.S. aside and UNDERSTAND that the “establishment” does not want Trump to succeed, because it threatens the cozy little arrangement in D.C. (And that includes sewer dwellers from BOTH sides of the aisle) They are riding the American taxpayer for every cent they can bleed from us. Time to end the CORRUPTION, and getting things done that will help the PEOPLE can only be a GOOD way to do it.

  24. Michael Gallagher

    February 15, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I am not sure about all of the monies – some left winged court will try to block it, but it is my understanding they would be over stepping their authority when it comes to DOD monies. Not sure about other monies. The Dems will try to block all of it, and most likely they will succeed with some of it. But, President Trump is up against the wall because the Democrats for political reasons refuse to admit that we have a serious problem on our Southern Wall – as usual, they remain on he wrong side of history.

  25. Cindy

    February 15, 2019 at 8:35 am

    If all tax paying Americans would sit home for one week, refusing to work and therefore, not paying any income taxes, until the agreement to fully fund the wall was completed, then Trump would not have to use executive order. Unfortunately, working class Americans are so indebted that they cannot sacrifice a week’s pay to protest. American companies should shut down for a week for this purpose. Additionally, I think congressional pay should be suspended for the three weeks the furlough lasted for each one that walked off their jobs and left DC instead of hammering out a deal acceptable to all parties and branches of government. Now they are going to take a break next week. What BS! On what other job do you see workers taking a break for doing nothing for 3 weeks and finally doing something, very little I might say, in a week. This sucks, and they should give back all of their pay to the gov for the first 40 days of 2019. They didn’t earn it, and still aren’t earning it! I wish we could do away with all political parties and just elect our reps and senators as individuals and not during primaries. No one has the guts to stand on their own principles now, but rather they stand for their party allegiance. They are our voice, not some political party!

  26. Janis Johnson

    February 15, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Not so fast everyone. Dennis Michael Lynch reported last night that there’s a defector amnesty in the bill and funding wasn’t included for detention centers so we’ll be back to playing catch and release again. Also city governments can veto putting up the wall in their town.

  27. N

    February 15, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Keep up the great work President Trump! The best President ever! Not to mention the first lady she’s the best too! Now that America is great again, let’s keep it that way! Trump 2020!

  28. Toni

    February 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Love what Trump is doing and hope no court steps in and stops him. The best though is reading all the positive comments standing behind him and not seeing anyone trashing him. Love being able to start my day on a positive note instead of getting angry.

  29. James Kelly

    February 15, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Roll on.

  30. Vern Cox

    February 15, 2019 at 9:12 am

    They had their chance. Oh Well!
    8 instead of 5. America wins

  31. Elliott

    February 15, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Remember these scum dumbocrats come voting time how they dont give a dam about the America people just the illegals

  32. Rick

    February 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

    He is a true business man, he gets things done.

  33. Ed

    February 15, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Dems thought they pulled a fast one with the caveat that local governments could deny a wall in their jurisdiction. I’m hoping President Trump will counter with severe penalties to those local officials if any ‘immigrant’ is allowed through illegally. They’d better show us their own ‘better’ way to stop these immigrants. Idiots like “Beto” had better put up or shut up.

  34. Sam

    February 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    God bless the President! Way to go, Sir! We dont give a damn what Piglosi and Scumbag say…OR, the backstabbimg RIMO’s. Hey, Piglosi, WE voted for Trump for President, not your ass…so, don’t act so high and mighty. You are Speaker by a thin margim. There are a lot of Demoncrats that did not want you. You are lucky to get where you are! Demoncrats are dispicable, hate-filled power hungry, and crooked. I used to split my ticket but I”ll never again vote for ANY Demoncrat! Idiots they are!
    REMEMBER who the RINO’s are and vote their asses out!

  35. Sam

    February 15, 2019 at 10:48 am

    God bless the President! Way to go, Sir! We dont give a damn what Piglosi and Scumbag say…OR, the backstabbimg RINO’s. Hey, Piglosi, WE voted for Trump for President, not your ass…so, don’t act so high and mighty. You are Speaker by a thin margin. There are a lot of Demoncrats that did not want you. You are lucky to get where you are! Demoncrats are dispicable, hate-filled power hungry, and crooked. I used to split my ticket but I”ll never again vote for ANY Demoncrat! Idiots they are!
    REMEMBER who the RINO’s are and vote their asses out!

  36. wayne

    February 15, 2019 at 10:51 am

    The results of the EXTENTED southern boarder security structure will be OUTSTANDING !!! I’ve often wondered WHY southern cali. gets a wall and some other areas do also and others are overlooked ??? equal justice under the law rings out hear DEFINING all other Excuses .gee those politicians who BENEFIT from existing structures are NOT complaining about there safety and security …… think about it folks … BUILD IT AND SEE THE RESULTS !!! %

  37. Joseph A Midona

    February 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Finally a President with BALLS. GOD BLESS HIM !!!!!!!!!!

  38. Charles Gov

    February 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I Hope Pelosi …Schumer and the obstructionists Demoncrats are happy. We will not forget how they all wanted the wall until Trump actually wanted to build it

  39. Steve

    February 15, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    The liberals , dems & rino criminals , just upset because THEY WANTED TO STEAL IT FOR THEMSELVES , the NWO destruction of America agenda & THEIR terrorists , AS USUAL , like the $20 Trillion they already stole for all their criminality !

  40. Frank Campo

    February 15, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Well the little pointy heads will be heading for court. 9th Circuit.

    • Ed

      February 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      And it’s looking like the courts can’t really stop President Trump from keeping his promise of finishing the wall, after all! Cannot wait to see the look on Pelosi’s face. Hope she’s better with humility than she is with self-adulation.

  41. Polly

    February 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    God is so good.Keep praying for the President for godly wisdom and godly counsellors

  42. Donna

    February 15, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Ohomo used executive decision PLENTY of times – to completely screw over Americans and try to turn us into a shithole country from where he was ORIGINALLY born.

    Our POTUS Trump can certainly use Executive Decision on keeping Americans SAFE, just as he promised.

    I hope Piglosi takes a bunch of pills and drinks her dinner while she’s chewing her cud, then going into a coma, never to come out of it and Schumer pulling the plug and ending up behind bars for Bubba to bore a new butthole in his front hole below his beak. I’d love to see all those Democlits throwing each other under the bus and eating each other alive with all the Pedowood Pretenders.

    Keep up the GOOD WORK, President Trump! The TRUE Americans who work and pay taxes L♡VE you and are rooting for you EVERY SINGLE DAY! MAGA

  43. pat

    February 15, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    What is really pathetic is that the PEOPLE of the United States voted Trump in because he said he would build the wall and the Democrats and some Republicans suddenly didn’t want the wall. The reason why is because these Congress people don’t give a damn what Americans want. Good for you President Trump.

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