President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed a court decision that allows $3.6 billion in military funds to be used to build his signature wall on the US-Mexico border.
“Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!” the president tweeted following the ruling by the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals.
A lower court had temporarily blocked the use of the Department of Defense funds for construction of the wall that Trump pledged to build during his campaign for the White House.
Trump’s efforts to build a wall along the southwest US border with Mexico to stem illegal immigration have been met with numerous court challenges.
The president declared a national emergency last year and turned to the Pentagon for funding after the House of Representatives refused to allocate all of the money he sought for construction of the wall.
In a statement, the White House described the ruling by the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit as a “victory for the rule of law.”
“The Fifth Circuit has lifted an illegitimate nationwide injunction entered by a lower court, and in doing so has allowed vital border wall construction to move forward using military construction funds,” it said.
“We are committed to keeping our borders secure, and we will finish the wall.”
West Virginia senator slams Trump’s postmaster general for threatening post office closures in rural areas
On CNN Monday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) laid into Louis DeJoy, the controversial GOP megadonor just appointed to serve as President Donald Trump's postmaster general amid fears he will try to sabotage the Postal Service for personal gain or to block mail-in votes.
"There is talk, Senator, of the Post Office being told to cut back on deliveries or change the way they operate," said anchor John Berman. "This in the middle of the pandemic. This with an election 90 some days away. What does that say to you?"
Trump pal stunned by president’s trainwreck interview with Axios: I cringed, I despaired and then I felt angry
In an op-ed published at The Daily Mail this Tuesday, Piers Morgan gave his thoughts on President Trump's recent interview with Axios, saying it was a moment where the whole world could finally see the true character of Trump.
"For President Donald J. Trump, there have been many grim moments during his catastrophic handling of the coronavirus pandemic that may end up defining his presidency," Morgan wrote.
Neighbors accuse Black woman of ‘driving down’ property values with Black Lives Matter sign
A Black woman in New York said that she was accused of "driving down" property values because a sign supporting Black Lives Matter was displayed in the window of her home.
The story was shared by Twitter user @pivyak, who said the incident occurred in Oswego after her sister painted a sign in the home's front window. The sign reads, "Silence supports police violence."
In an anonymous letter, self-described "neighbors" complained that they could not sell their homes for the "best price" because of the sign.
"We believe you've made your point," the letter states. "As tensions rise in our city, home is the safe and quiet place we wanted to return to after being at work. We want to come home to a beautiful street where neighbors care and support one another."