Follow To build his fence, Trump is using the National Emergencies Act to dip into a hodgepodge of military projects and scoop out funds that were going to purchase things like homes, schools, hospitals—and in at least one case, a practice facility for paratroopers. Which seems a little important. As The Washington Post reports, the cost of these projects might not just be in dollars, because some of them were designed to address situations that are genuinely life-threatening.

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