It is only “legal” in his tortured definition of what constitutes and emergency. Congress said NO. Obviously Congress does not consider it an emergency… He abused provision relating to TRUE emergencies to do this.
And in doing so, he took a giant **** on the United States Navy and a giant **** on every Sailor in the Navy.
He claims to support a 355 ship Navy, then steals money from the shipbuilding fund on a fake “emergency” claim.
So he clearly does NOT support a 355 ship Navy or he would not have done so.
He can’t have it both ways. Either he supports his announced ship goals and leaves the money where it was supposed to go or he refutes those goals and takes the money.
Since he has taken the money, he has explicitly refuted his shipbuilding goals.
I should probably take a moment to point out that I do NOT support any of the sacks of **** that the Democrats are running for President.
That does NOT means that I support Trump when he acts like a sack of ****.
If he had campaigned on the wall, then went to Congress, lost in Congress and said to his supporters, well I tried, that would have been fine and I would have had no problem.
I am NOT fine with him taking money duly appropriated by Congress for a different purpose by declaring a sham emergency.
I would really hope that nobody would be fine with EITHER a Democrat or Republican President doing any such thing.
If Congress says no, that should end the discussion, period.