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Trump can use $2.5B from Pentagon funds to build border wall: Supreme Court

WATCH: U.S. President Donald Trump's much desired border wall is another step closer to reality after a decision from the Supreme Court. As Jennifer Johnson explains, it's not the only thing that Trump is declaring victory over.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed U.S. President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding.

The conservative-majority court on a 5-4 vote blocked in full a ruling by a federal judge in California barring the Republican president from spending the money on the basis that Congress did not specifically authorize the funds to be spent on the wall project fiercely opposed by Democrats and Mexico’s government.

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