Remember when Donald Trump chose an obscure, two man outfit in Montana to rebuild the grid for hurricane devastated Puerto Rico? Remember how great that turned out? Here we go again, this time with Trump’s favorite vanity project, The Wall. Fisher Industries is a company based in Dickinson, North Dakota. It’s CEO, Tommy Fisher, has made numerous appearances on Fox, and gives money to the GOP, which of course makes him a darling of Donald Trump for openers. Fisher also claims he’s got a new method of getting the wall done, a patent-pending method that will allow the company to build fencing, “faster than any contractor using common construction methods.” Terrific. Somebody you never heard of with a too-good-to-be-true scam. So far it’s vintage Trump. And the great part, is that building right now is underway. Washington Post:
Even as Trump pushes for his firm, Fisher already has started building a section of fencing in Sunland Park, N.M. We Build the Wall, a nonprofit that includes prominent conservatives who support the president — its associates and advisory board include former White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon, Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince, ex-congressman Tom Tancredo and former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach — has guided an effort to build portions of the border barrier on private land with private funds.
The first section is expected to be unveiled soon. Fisher-branded equipment and workers were visible this week preparing the site outside El Paso, within feet of the International Boundary Monument No. 1, placed in 1855 at the beginning of the effort to delineate the Mexican border. The stretch, part of which is on private land owned by a brick company, is the only area in the region without a barrier, in part because it crosses rugged terrain.
And guess who else is on board? You’re gonna love it.
Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, has joined in the campaign for Fisher Industries, along with Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), an ardent promoter of the company and the recipient of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Fisher and his family members, according to campaign finance records. Cramer, in an interview Thursday, said the Trump administration has shown a great deal of interest in his constituent’s company.
So, this company is going to do it cheaper, faster, and of course the idea here is to get something built so that Trump’s ongoing lie about the wall is being built, can actually have some substance to it. This is the big lie he ran on, that he would “Build the Wall” — and by golly, he’s going to build some wall, somewhere, and these are the people who are helping him. And what a wall it’s going to be.
Most recently, the president has insisted the structure be painted black and topped with spikes, while grumbling to aides that the Army Corps contracting process is holding back his ambitions. At the White House meeting Thursday, he said he doesn’t like the current design for the wall’s gates, suggesting that instead of the hydraulic sliding gate design, the Army Corps should consider an alternative, according to an administration official: “Why not French doors?” the president asked.
Why not French doors, indeed? If Trump rode a horse, he’d want it to run for senate, and if you tell him there’s no bread, he’ll say, “Let ’em eat twinkies,” because this is where it always goes for insane emperors and people of privilege. They are thoroughly out of touch with any kind of reality. And why shouldn’t they be? Their idiocy has always gotten them what they want — at least up until the point where it doesn’t, anymore.
Trump is personally intervening to award a contract to build his beloved wall to a GOP donor and Fox News guest.
He has gone from promises to drain the swamp to a plan to give construction contracts to donors and sycophants.
Can we have the old swamp back? This one smells worse https://t.co/DmWZYOAasz
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 24, 2019
This is what’s going on under our noses, while all the attention is on the shiny object of the news cycle on any given day.
We don’t need some 30′ black monstrosity with spikes at the southern border. And if this contractor performs like the one from Montana, we’re going to be picking up the mess before anymore of it falls on people. Let the Army Corps of Engineers run the show, please Donald? They know what they’re doing, you don’t. Just keep your mouth shut while Mitch stacks the courts. That’s the only reason you’re there.