Economy Trump floats using military budget to pay for border wall Updated : March 28, 2018 03:41 AM IST Trump has tried to justify signing the deal by pointing to the boost in funding it provides for the military. Trump first publicly floated the idea of having the Pentagon pay for the rest of construction. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.