President Trump has made good on just about every last campaign promise.
Only one continues to be finished in full: his big beautiful border wall. While he’s made progress, there is still much of the border unprotected. But he’s made an announcement that will ensure more of the border is secured.
The left just can’t handle it.
Back in February, the president declared a state of emergency at our border. With the growing number of migrants bombarding our ports of entry, it was clear something had to be done. Democrats were happy with turning a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands of strangers pounding on our door. They were equally blind to the many who were unwilling to apply for asylum and just jump the border.
President Trump wanted the Pentagon to allocate funds to address this emergency. Democrats, of course, sued to block him. But the Supreme Court ruled in July money could be used to build the border wall.
Thanks to the president, we were able to build barriers across large areas of the border, because of lower-than-expected costs. Leave it to Trump to complete a project on time and under budget.
But Trump is far from finished. And he just announced he was eyeing another chunk of money to get this wall finished.
The Pentagon has told Congress that it will build 11 sections of the southern border wall with $3.6 billion in funds allocated by Congress to other construction projects.
“On February 15, 2019, the President issued a proclamation declaring that a national emergency exists along the southern border of the United States,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper wrote to Congress. He continued:
“I have authorized and directed the Acting Secretary of the Army to undertake these 11 projects expeditiously, and, as authorized by Section 2808 [of the National Emergencies Act], to do so without regard to any other provision of law that may impede the expeditious construction of such projects in response to the national emergency.” [Source: Breitbart]
$3.6 billion will go a long way. Trump got more of the border wall built than expected with just $2.5 billion. Imagine how much more of our border will be secure with these funds.
The money is being diverted from construction projects overseas and a few within the country. I’m sure Americans don’t mind a pause on less-vital projects to ensure a safe border.
But apparently, Democrats don’t want a secure border. Immediately the top clowns on the left fired off, complaining about Trump’s mission to protect America from illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and human trafficking.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said it was “a slap in the face” to our servicemen. Really? I don’t think our brave soldiers will care if some money will be used to secure the border. In fact, I think many of them will be proud to know the military is stepping up where Congress has failed again and again and again. Schumer also attacked Trump over his promise that Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall.
Really, Chuck? We’ve gone over this. We need to build the wall first and provide a way for Mexico to reimburse us. But your goons in Congress refused to do anything to make that a reality.
Pelosi was a little more honest about her feelings for Trump. She accused him of “dishonoring” the Constitution, by protecting the border. She had the gall to claim diverting funds from other projects would “undermine our national security.” Lol, really! Illegals flood our border daily, creating a national crisis, and you say Trump is undermining our security?
These clowns really don’t know if they’re coming or going.
So far, Trump has replaced pathetic, dilapidated fencing across key areas of the border. He’s erected 18-30 foot bollard fencing. Border Patrol says every place the fencing is built has not only reduced illegal immigration, but made those sectors much safer.
Hmm… perhaps that’s why the Democrats are so opposed to the wall. Because it works!
Democrats have fought Trump on building the border wall for years because they don’t want a secure border.
But, once again, they have failed.