In an address to the nation this morning, President Trump declared the border situation a national emergency. While agreeing to sign a spending bill that will avert another partial government shutdown, he expressed his unhappiness with its contents. Consequently, as a means to get the funds to finance a wall, he is declaring an national emergency that will provide $8 billion to build the wall.
After summarizing some other projects that his administration has underway, the President got down to discussing the southern border crisis. He said of opponents to his wall proposal who insist that walls are not necessary and do not work: “It’s all a big lie. It’s a big con game. Nancy knows it. Chuck knows it.”
He then announced that immediately after his address he would sign the national emergency proclamation, which will provide $8 billion for a wall. “Then we will be sued,” he predicted. “In the 9th circuit. And maybe we’ll lose. Then we’ll go to the Supreme Court and hopefully we’ll get a fair shake.” He then confidently predicted, “I think we’ll win.”
Finally, the President summed up his motivation by declaring, simply, “We have an invasion.”
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