This was the day Nancy Pelosi was dreading.
As Speaker of the House, Pelosi leads the “resistance” to Donald Trump.
But then the U.S. military smacked Pelosi with her worst nightmare.
The Pentagon sent an email that caused Donald Trump’s enemies to recoil.
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced the Defense Department awarded the first two contracts to build portions of Donald Trump’s border wall.
The announcement said one contract went to SLSCO Ltd. in Galveston, Texas. The company was awarded a $789,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for border replacement wall construction.
“Work will be performed in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2020,” the announcement said.
The second contract went to Barnard Construction Co. Inc., based in Bozeman, Montana. The company was awarded an $187,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for design-bid-build construction project for primary pedestrian wall replacement.
“Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2020,” it said.
The listed dates of completion are what terrified Pelosi and other Democrats.
This email stated the Defense Department would complete construction of these sections of the wall by October 1, 2020.
That is right in the heat of the Presidential election.
The last thing Democrats want is President Trump taking a victory lap on his biggest issue complete with a high-profile photo op just weeks before voters head to the polls.
Democrats want to portray Trump as a failure on his signature issue.
But this email sent out a warning that not only will Trump be able to claim victory on the signature promise of his campaign, but he will have the physical and photographic evidence to do so.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.