With all of the secret assassinations, meetings that may or may not have been held, and misinformation disseminated, this could have happened a month or two ago or maybe a little longer or possibly sooner. But first, a little explanation may be in order.
If you have never traveled to the west, or southwest, you may have never seen a cattle guard, much less know what one is. Cattle guards are generally horizontal steel rails spaced a few inches apart, that are placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the road beds adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways in free range areas), ranch roads/driveways, etc. to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the “guards”, possibly because they fear getting their hooves (feet) caught between the rails. – End of short explanation. –
Donald Trump had received and was making a half-hearted attempt to read a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado. The Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he called the Secretary of the Interior to have him fire half of the “cattle guards” immediately!
Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably (if Bernhardt knew what cattle guards were) try to straighten President Trump out on the matter, Vice-President Michael Pence intervened with a request that… before any “cattle guards” were fired, they be given six months of retraining for border guards for the US-Mexico Wall, better known as the Trump Wall. ‘Times are hard,’ said Mike Pence, ‘it’s only fair to the cattle guards and their families, besides it will give us another talking point for the upcoming election!’
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