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Months after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency for the border crisis, progress is finally being made. The Department of Defense authorized nearly $1 billion for Trump’s campaign-promised border wall.

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that two different companies have been given $976 million in contracts to start building portions of the border wall, CNN reported.

SLSCO Ltd., a company based in Texas, has been given a $789 million contract to build a wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and Barnard Construction Company, based in Montana, has been given a $187 million contract for work in Yuma, Arizona.

Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said that the wall in the El Paso border sector in Santa Teresa would include a “30-foot bollard fencing and a five-foot anti-climb plate.”

The Yuma sector project includes an “18-foot bollard fencing and a five-foot anti-climb plate.”

These projects are both expected to be completed by October 2020, one month before the presidential election.

These are the first funds awarded for the border wall since Trump announced a national emergency for the border crisis in February.

The Pentagon announced its decision to transfer military funds for border wall construction last month before finally awarding the funds on Tuesday.

As expected, Democrats were absolutely furious.

In a media release published on March 25, a number of Senate Democrats demanded answers from acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.

“We strongly object to both the substance of the funding transfer, and to the Department implementing the transfer without seeking the approval of the congressional defense committees and in violation of provisions in the defense appropriation itself,” the letter read.

It’s important to note that the Pentagon doesn’t need approval from Congress before transferring funds.

But it’s understandable why Democrats would be upset — the Department of Defense is practically handing Trump the 2020 election.

Trump supporters voted for him with the expectation that he would do something to stop the border crisis, but he has been somewhat ineffective as lawmakers have refused to cooperate.

Now that portions of the wall are finally being built, Trump’s base will be energized and some disillusioned conservatives might be more willing to throw their support behind Trump once again.

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  1. Michael

    April 13, 2019 at 12:29 am

    “We strongly object to both the substance of the funding transfer, and to the Department implementing the transfer without seeking the approval of the congressional defense committees and in violation of provisions in the defense appropriation itself,” the letter read. Well, guess it sucks to be you, doesn’t it? Fuck you, you crooked , traitorous pieces of shit! The wall’s getting built, so suck on that! Dean Perry, what’s up, dude? Nothing to say now? Gee, I wonder why.

  2. Boyd

    April 13, 2019 at 12:33 am

    But the Democrats don’t mind shifting MY funds for their socialist plans that
    would ruin the country

  3. Jay M Perkins

    April 13, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Democrats are showing their true colors! They don’t care about anything but power! Their thoughts are literally “screw the American people”. They do not have to deal with the devastating effects of illegal immigration. Glad to see that Trump got the upper hand. It’s hard to comprehend how brilliant this was. And guess what? All you EMOTIONAL voters (who happen to be minority) YES! That means you….wake up and understand that you are in the GREATEST country in America! Stop watching CNN and being brainwashed. You literally almost ruined out country, all because you suffered from some family dysfunction of your own! It is NOT anyone’s problem but your own and illegal immigration will come to an end. If you do not life this country, then LEAVE!!

  4. John J Slavick

    April 13, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Well the Democrats in NY approved tens of millions for illegal immigrants but eliminated college financial aid to Gold Star families???
    Suck it up Dems, THE WALL IS BEING BUILT!

  5. Big Montana

    April 13, 2019 at 11:40 am

    USAF – RED HORSE to the rescue! Semper Ducimus!

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