According to the report, Trump floated the idea to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday, receiving little reaction, though unnamed senior officials later dismissed the viability of the proposal.
Of the untold number of stupid things that have come out of Donald Trump's mouth, making a strong case for the stupidest was his claim, as he announced his candidacy for president, that he would build a wall on the southern border of the country and make the "criminals" and "rapists" in Mexico pay for it.
#President Trump proposed to congressional leaders, such as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, that the Pentagon could fund the project if they cited it as a national security risk. The Washington Post reports that Trump has been privately insisting that the military should pay for the border wall.
The new border aims to have walls between 18-30 feet high and a 150 feet (45m) electronically monitored no-man's land between America and Mexico.
Meanwhile, the president suggested the Pentagon pay for the estimated $25 billion wall. He is reportedly telling aides that this would be justified because it involves national security.
The White House's military office, the Pentagon and a spokeswoman for Ryan did not immediately respond to requests to comment. Two advisers said that "M" stood for military.
The Pentagon has plenty of money, but reprogramming it for a wall would require votes in Congress that the president does not seem to have.
"Build WALL through M!"
The $1.6 billion Trump did receive will go toward fencing and levees on the border, but falls short of the sweeping upgrades and changes the administration has promised.
Building the wall was one of Trump's top campaign promises, and the idea that drew the loudest cheers from supporters at his rallies.
Democrats in Congress would likely chafe at military spending going to the construction of a border wall, and military officials may also blanch at the possibility, White House advisers said. "First Mexico was supposed to pay for it, then United States taxpayers, and now our men and women in uniform?"
It sounds unlikely that the president will make any real progress on hisborder wall during his current term.
Gallego's amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) past year was seen as largely symbolic since there had been no proposal to use Pentagon funding for the wall. The "continuation of building the wall is ongoing, and we're going to continue moving forward in that process", she said.
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