Allies of President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE are celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling Friday allowing the Trump administration to start using military funds to construct a border wall.
The ruling, which put on hold a lower court decision that at least temporarily halted the use of $2.5 billion in reallocated funds, allows the administration to start using the money.
Conservative commentators and groups allied with the president praised the ruling, which marked a major victory for the administration and the president's border agenda.
"After this decision the Border Wall will get stronger and better," tweeted Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case MORE (R-S.C.), one of the president's most vocal supporters in Congress.
Big day as this Supreme Court decision will allow emergency funds to be spent on the much-needed Wall.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 27, 2019
After this decision the Border Wall will get stronger and better.
A great week for President @realDonaldTrump!https://t.co/3b8r2KxQgD
Trump's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiLev Parnas found guilty of breaking campaign finance laws Giuliani associate Lev Parnas won't testify at trial Four Seasons Total Landscaping comes full circle with MSNBC special MORE called it a "great week," noting the Supreme Court ruling and other developments to declare that Trump was "WINNING!"
Great week for @realDonaldTrump. Mueller and his report evaporate; Dems dillusonal. Sec Def confirmed. Border wall funds approved by SCOTUS. And his WH Deplorables softball team shutout @CoryBooker team #Spartacus...still WINNING! Not getting tired of WINNING!— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 27, 2019
Charlie Kirk, founder of conservative youth organization Turning Point USA, also celebrated the decision, calling it "a massive win for our country and for the President."
BOOM!— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 26, 2019
Supreme Court lifts a ban that previously prevented @realDonaldTrump from building the border wall
A massive win for our country and for the President
And Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel took a victory lap on the court ruling, tweeting, "Getting good judges on the bench matters."
Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielBiden says infrastructure bills must pass at 'inflection point' for US GOP opens Hispanic community center in border town as part of Latino outreach Biden hasn't visited the border in over a decade — his policies show it MORE (@GOPChairwoman) July 27, 2019
"It's a major step forward in securing our border and keeping our country safe," Brian Kolfage, founder of WeBuildTheWall, a group behind a crowdfunded effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, said in a statement to The Hill on Saturday.
Kolfage announced the Supreme Court's decision to supporters gathered for the organization's Symposium at the Wall conference on Friday, drawing cheers from those in the audience.
"There's a lot of work yet to be done, and I'm glad that the organization along with private citizens are helping to achieve that," Kolfage told The Hill.
After a record 35-day partial government shutdown over border wall funding earlier this year, Trump declared a national emergency at the border and ordered roughly $6 billion in military funding be diverted to build a wall, a move that has since been challenged in court. Friday's ruling allows the administration to go ahead and use $2.5 billion in military funds.
For many Trump supporters, the Supreme Court's decision Friday — which was released unsigned by the court and which the court's four liberal justices each at least partially dissented to — marked the fulfilling of a major campaign promise from the president, despite opponents signaling that they will continue to challenge it in court.
“Any reasonable person would acknowledge that Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States in 2016 was a mandate to build the wall, uphold the integrity of our borders and defend the sovereignty of our nation," Jenny Beth Martin, head of the activist group Tea Party Patriots Action, said in a statement.
Conservative radio personality Hugh Hewitt similarly wrote on Twitter that the wall "is finally going to get built."
"It isn’t a full answer but part of the answer: the visible expression of an invisible commitment to border security," he wrote.
Trump himself called the ruling "a Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!" in a Friday tweet.
Democrats and those suing to block the administration from using the funds to build the wall blasted the ruling Friday, arguing that it undermined the separation of powers in the federal government since lawmakers have authority to appropriate funding.
“Border communities, the environment, and our Constitution’s separation of powers will be permanently harmed should Trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xenophobic border wall Congress denied,” American Civil Liberties Union attorney Dror Ladin said in a statement, adding that court challengers will ask to expedite the appeals process.