The latest harebrained idea from Mr. Trump — but I could believe it more than the Mexicans paying for the wall.
President Trump frequently said Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern border as he sought the presidency in 2016. Now, he is privately pushing the U.S. military to fund construction of his signature project.
Trump, who told advisers he was spurned in a large spending bill last week when lawmakers appropriated only $1.6 billion for the border wall, has begun suggesting that the Pentagon could fund the sprawling construction, citing a “national security” risk.
Question: does it make sense to divert $12 to $40 billion (Mr. Trump asked for $25 billion) from preparedness, R&D for new weapons, build up of naval forces, etc. for a wall that almost nobody agrees would heighten national security?