Three previously-approved military projects in Maryland have been canceled by the Pentagon as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to locate funds for a wall on the southern border, U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D) reported on Wednesday.
Defense officials axed a $37 million project to relocate a hazardous materials pad at Fort Meade along with $16.5 million in road improvements there. Also cut: a $13 million child care facility at Joint Base Andrews.
The three projects, totaling $66.6 million, were among 127 items slashed from the military budget to free up $3.6 billion in border fencing, Brown said.
In his 2016 campaign, President Trump repeatedly pledged that Mexico would pay for the wall. That has not happened.
Although Trump has repeatedly claimed that “hundreds of miles” of new border wall have been constructed since he took office, that is also not true, according to the fact-checking website PolitiFact.
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