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Trump: I ‘May Declare A National Emergency’ To Get My Wall (That I Promised Mexico Would Pay For)

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Trump: I ‘May Declare A National Emergency’ To Get My Wall (That I Promised Mexico Would Pay For)





President Donald Trump threatened Sunday to declare a national emergency in the “next few days” as a ploy to secure money for his long-promised border wall.

“I may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Camp David.

A White House official told CNN on Saturday that the president “was leaning towards declaring a national emergency to use military funding for his wall.”




Trump’s threat comes as negotiations between Congressional Democrats, Republican lawmakers, and the president are at a deadlock over his demand for $5.6 billion to build what he insists is an actual “wall” along the U.S./Mexico border. Trump has vowed to keep the federal government closed for months or even years until lawmakers meet his demands.

Since first floating the idea of a national emergency declaration on Friday, legal experts have argued that he has no constitutional authority to do so.







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