Friednash: Trump’s shady Space Command move was a political slight to Colorado

Friednash: Trump’s shady Space Command move was a political slight to Colorado

Jul 18, 2021

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Author, The Denver Post, July 18, 2021

Shady. That’s the best word to describe the Trump administration’s decision to move the Space Command from its home in Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama.

Campaigning in Colorado Springs in February 2020, Trump predicted that he and former Sen. Cory Gardner were going to win Colorado in a landslide. Trump knew he needed a big turnout in Colorado Springs. Trump dangled the quintessential carrot when he hinted to the delight of the large crowd, that Colorado Springs, the temporary home of the Space Command could be its permanent home saying, “I love the Air Force Academy. And you have all the infrastructure, so you’re being strongly considered.”

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