Trump intends to request another 8.6 billion dollars for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico

If before Donald Trump demanded to allocate 5.7 billion dollars for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, now this amount has increased by almost 3 billion.

The President of the United States Donald Trump intends to make to the state budget for the year 2020 8.6 billion dollars for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. Trump continues to insist on the construction of the wall and on the security of the border, said on Sunday, March 10, White House economic adviser Larry Cadlow on Fox News. The President will officially present his proposal on Monday, March 11.

The amount of 8.6 billion dollars significantly exceeds the amount of funding for the wall on the Mexican border, which Trump has sought so far-5.7 billion. His demand to allocate these funds resulted in the end of last year to the “shutdown” — a partial blockage of the US government, which lasted 35 days, becoming the longest in the history of the country.

Democratic leaders in Congress Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer warned the head of state about the danger of a new confrontation. According to them, Trump has previously “caused widespread chaos, recklessly blocked the government in an attempt to get an expensive and useless wall”. Pelosi and Schumer recalled that in the conflict over the budget, the President had already been forced to admit defeat, and expressed confidence that the same would happen this time.

The Washington Post writes that Trump intends to receive $ 5 billion to Finance a giant project for the construction of the wall from the budget of the Ministry of internal security and $ 3.6 billion from the Ministry of defense. To this added, according to the publication, another 6.7 billion dollars, which Trump is going to redirect from other programs under the emergency regime, the introduction of which he announced in February.