Trump’s border wall money may come at the expense of schools for military kids

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  • A Pentagon proposal would see money for facilities for military children directed to President Donald Trump’s border wall.
  • Two-thirds of the $1.2 billion in question would be replaced later, but the idea of taking money from the children of troops is in contrast to Trump’s stated support for US military personnel.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers.

The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10% of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico.

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