Trump’s team is using the ground to build his new White House.
But this construction project is being funded by the taxpayer, and the president has promised to use the tax money to pay for the wall and border wall he wants built.
“I am the president and this is what I do,” Trump said at a recent news conference.
But the construction is being built on land owned by the federal government, and Trump’s administration is using taxpayer money to do it.
In a letter to Congress last month, the administration argued that the new wall is needed to protect Americans from the “criminal activity” of illegal immigrants, but also to “protect our national security.”
In a statement, the White House said that the administration “has no intention of ever reopening our borders” to undocumented immigrants, adding that “there is no way the federal budget can provide the resources required to construct a permanent wall.”
The Trump administration has been using the federal funding to build temporary housing for the president’s administration.
In November, the House Appropriations Committee voted to provide $1.6 billion to the Office of Management and Budget, which will pay for more than 1,000 new homes, as well as $632 million for a construction and operations center.
The president has also proposed using the money to build the wall, as his administration has repeatedly said that he will do.
“The wall is one of the largest public works projects in the history of our country, and we will not build it without a wall,” Trump told the press earlier this month.
“We will have a wall, a beautiful wall, and that will be the beginning of a great, great, beautiful country.”