McConnell Appears To Defy Trump, Vows To Save Kentucky Military School After Trump Pulls Funding For Wall

The Trumpster isn't going to be very happy with Moscow Mitch after this.

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Mitch McConnell has long been at the top of the list of Trump bitches. But now that Donald has pulled a huge amount of military funding and diverted it to pay for his ridiculous border wall (now that he’s finally accepted the fact that Mexico will not be paying for it, I guess) ol’ Moscow Mitch may be finding himself on a different list of Trump’s.

In addition to being the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is also the Senator of the state of Kentucky. And quite frankly, we hate him. He sucks at his job.

But evidently, it struck a nerve even in his cold, dead heart when he discovered that Donald’s move to divert military funding to his border wall would end up affecting a military middle school that was set to be constructed in his state.


Ft. Campbell Middle School was supposed to receive $62.6 million in February of 2020 but ended up cut from the budget when Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released the list of projects that would be indefinitely put on hold after Trump essentially stole a little under $1.8 billion in military funding.

And apparently, Moscow Mitch ain’t okay with that.

A spokesperson for McConnell released a statement saying, “Senator McConnell recently talked to Secretary Esper regarding the issue and is committed to protecting funding for the Ft. Campbell Middle School project.”

While it’s nice to see at least a shred of human decency out of the Trump sycophant, it is worth noting that it was McConnell himself who helped ensure that Trump would be able to do exactly this when the Kentucky Republican voted in favor of Donald’s national security declaration back in March. Also, notably, Mitch doesn’t appear to give a shit about any other schools that have had their funding yanked for the vanity wall — just the one in his own state, that will no doubt be built by contractors he knows well.

Of course, McConnell and his crew had to at least attempt to smooth over his defiance of the president. And they did so by doing just exactly what they’ve always done — blame the Democrats.

McConnell’s spokesperson added in their statement, “Regrettably, Democrat opposition to secure our borders has now led to the potential delay of certain Military Construction projects. We would not be in this situation if Democrats were serious about protecting our homeland and worked with us to provide the funding needed to secure our borders during our appropriations process.”

All in all, a staggering 127 military projects, both domestic and overseas, are being put on indefinite hold in an effort to fund Trump’s hairbrained wall that he promised Mexico would pay for.

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