Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Plan To Use Pentagon Funds To Build Border Wall

Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southeastern Livestock Pavillion on October 12, 2016 in Ocala, Florida.

President Donald Trump‘s cornerstone campaign promise during the 2016 election — constructing a new wall on the southern U.S. border — hit another snag on Tuesday as a federal judge in Texas blocked the president from using billions in Pentagon funding to build portions of the structure.

According to KSWB-TV, Judge David Briones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas put at least a temporary stop to a staggering $3.6 billion package that was to be diverted from military construction projects and used instead for Trump’s proposed southern border wall.

Trump’s newly-minted Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, originally approved the use of the funds earlier this year, explaining that half of the money would come out of the budgets of planned military construction projects in the United States and the other half was from deferred projects overseas.

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