Weeks after Congress allocated $1 billion to the Pentagon for efforts to aid against COVID-19, the Pentagon spends most of the money on military equipment. (Exact date unknown.)
Hundreds of millions are directed from Congress’s COVID-19 financing to defense contractors for surveillance technology, military uniforms, body armor, jet engine parts, and other materials unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the money is used to help companies with defense contracts stay afloat, even though those companies also received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. (Trump and Kushner family members also receive PPP loans.)
Photo: Public Domain