Washington, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick
Shanahan said no decision had yet been made on the financing of the
wall, which President Donald Trump wants to build on the border with
Mexico from the Pentagon budget.
“We have not made any decision yet,” Shanahan told reporters on
the plane heading back to Washington from Munich. “The Pentagon
has been prepared for such a possibility and has conducted a study on
possible sources of funding for the construction of the wall.
“I will go and review this study now that the state of emergency has
been declared, and based on this study, we can assess what is
appropriate,” he said.
Shanahan was in Munich at an international conference when US
President Donald Trump announced last Friday the state of
emergency, an exceptional measure that theoretically allows him to
bypass Congress and use funds from the federal emergency budget to
build the wall he wants to stop illegal immigration.
Source: Oman News Agency