The military dropped a bombshell that had every Democrat admitting defeat
Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and every Democrat counted on Donald Trump failing to deliver on a key campaign promise.
But they didn’t count on Donald Trump having an ace up his sleeve.
And now the U.S. military dropped a bombshell that has every Democrat admitting defeat.
Democrats believed that a series of legal challenges and political inertia would choke off any chance of Donald Trump completing his border wall.
But when the President declared a national emergency to allow the U.S. military to build the wall, Schumer, Pelosi, and their allies all realized they were in deep trouble.
And the Pentagon is following through to make President Trump’s border wall a reality.
The Defense Department just announced it was reprogramming $1.5 billion dollars to build a new border wall.
The Washington Post reports:
The Pentagon will shift $1.5 billion for President Trump’s border wall from programs that include the military’s next nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile and a plane that provides surveillance and communications to fighter jets while airborne, according to a Defense Department document obtained by The Washington Post.
The document includes more details about the administration’s plan, disclosed Friday, to build about 80 additional miles of border wall using Defense Department money. The document echoes acting defense secretary Patrick M. Shanahan in saying that there will be no negative effect on military readiness, though administration officials have previously acknowledged that reprogrammed money also could be put toward other unfunded military projects.
“The Department carefully selected sources for the reprogramming that are excess or early to need and will not adversely affect military preparedness,” the document said.
When President Trump runs for re-election in 2020, the visuals of the military building a new border wall will be powerful images that will back up the President’s claim that he is following through on his most important campaign promise.
That should help mobilize the conservative base in key states Donald Trump needs to win in order to secure re-election.