Nancy Pelosi and her allies could not believe it.
Congressional Democrats spent months carefully plotting to sabotage the Trump Presidency.
But Donald Trump scored one surprise win that knocked Democrats head over heels.
The animating issue of Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 was immigration.
Candidate Trump made building a wall along the Southern border the signature proposal to stem the flow of illegal aliens invading America.
However, once in office President Trump found he had few allies on this front.
Swamp Republicans like former Speaker Paul Ryan constantly maneuvered behind the scenes to torpedo wall funding because open borders Ryan and his pro-open borders acolytes served their donor class masters that depend on cheap foreign labor.
The situation got no better when Democrats took over the House and promised to block all funding for new border wall construction.
Last February after a government shutdown ended, the President declared his intention to exercise his authority under the 1976 National Emergency Act to unlock access to military construction funds to build 450 miles of border wall before the end of 2020.
In the negotiations for the legislation to fund the government in 2020 Democrats hoped to include language blocking the President from once again using a declaration of national emergency to move military construction funds around to pay for border wall construction.
Democrats failed on that front.
And the President quickly moved to take advantage with plans to tap $7.2 billion dollars in military construction and anti-narcotic funds to build 850 miles of border wall by mid 2022.
The Washington Post exclusively reports:
President Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget, according to internal planning figures obtained by The Washington Post.
The Pentagon funds would be extracted, for the second year in a row, from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding. According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete about 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.
Trump took $2.5 billion from military counterdrug programs for border barrier construction in 2019, but this year his administration is planning to take significantly more — $3.5 billion. Trump administration officials also are planning to take $3.7 billion in military construction funding, slightly more than the $3.6 billion diverted in 2019.
When Presidents fail to deliver on their defining issue they lose re-election.
That’s what happened to George H.W. Bush in 1992 after he broke his “read my lips” pledge on raising taxes.
Democrats hoped to foil Trump’s plan to build a wall and portray him as a failure during the 2020 campaign.
But the President’s plan to use military construction funds to build the wall will prevent that from ever happening.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.