Remember how Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall? Now our commander in chief wants to take $3.6 billion from the U.S. military construction budget for his xenophobic vanity project.
If Republicans and Democrats alike didn't over-spend on the Pentagon for years, Trump wouldn't have piles of cash to plunder for his passion projects.
"President Trump is making it clear that if you come to the United States of America illegally, you will be removed," said U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.
Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan appeared to struggle to explain why the wall needs to be painted, even if it means fewer miles of wall will be built.
While three schools are located in the United States or a U.S. territory, the others are on military bases overseas.
Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano accused Trump of unconstitutionally misappropriating funds for his border wall from federal money Congress did not approve.
During "Fox & Friends," host Brian Kilmeade said the Trump administration is taking "a small percentage" of money from military projects to fund the border wall.
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Elaine McCusker has maintained that the projects affected by the funding diversion are "definitely not canceled," but could see "some delay."
President Donald Trump is "willing to cannibalize already allocated military funding to boost his own ego, and for a wall he promised Mexico would pay to build," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
"We have a multi-mission focus always at the Department of Homeland Security," said secretary Kevin McAleenan.
"No new wall has been built, none," Morning Joe host and former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough pointed out.
"As we just reported, there's no new wall," Smith said, "only replacement for walls which were in need of repair or upgrade. Those are the facts."
Building a wall along the U.S. southern border was a keystone campaign promise in Trump's 2016 campaign, one he will be keen to meet before the 2020 election.
President Donald Trump has vowed to see 450 miles of border wall built by the end of 2020.
"I know that it's a big issue. People don't use the picnic area because they don't feel comfortable and that barrier would make the city safer," a city commissioner said.
As the Pentagon confirms the deployment of 1000 U.S. troops and six helicopters to the southwest border next week on August 15, documents obtained by Newsweek show drones and reconnaissance planes could be going with them.
"The situation is improving by every available metric, but, I want to be very clear that we remain at and beyond crisis levels in illegal crossings," said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan.
The court allows the Trump administration to move forward with reallocating approximately $2.5 billion, originally appropriated for the Defense Department, to use for construction of the border wall.
Former Trump ally hits out over reports that the president has not built a single mile of new border wall in 30 months.
"The poor bear was euthanized for no reason. (Except that we don't have a wall on our border)," Coulter tweeted.
Is President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall an immigration deterrent or simply a "vanity project?"
The expanded ban excludes an additional 79 miles of the border near Tucson and El Centro, Calif., from being used for wall construction.
Back stateside, the photo showing drowning victims Oscar Alberto Martínez and 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria sparked immediate outcry, with pundits and journalists drawing comparisons to other haunting photographs of war.
Trump tweeted a vague warning on Monday night that his administration would "begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens," but the right-wing pundit isn't buying it.
"We Build The Wall" organizers say they are ready to start construction on building more border wall across 10 different properties.
"The city has not provided any permits, it has not approved of the construction that has gone up already. They built the structure without authority or any building permits from the city," city spokesperson Peter Ibardo told The Texas Tribune.
"Buckle up, we're just getting started! If we can get this much done in three days, imagine what's about to be accomplished," the group posted on its Facebook page.
"It is about illegal aliens getting to vote for Democrats, as they see it, and recreate a Democrat plantation," Gorka told Fox Business.
The president has reportedly taken on the finer details of the border wall because he sees himself as a builder, said a former Homeland Security official who worked on the border barrier prototypes.