01/11/2019

Trump Strongly Hints At Emergency Declaration For Wall

Randy DeSoto, Western Journal

President Donald Trump said Thursday that “it would be very surprising” if he did not declare a national emergency, if a deal cannot be struck with Democrats to fund border barrier construction.

Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for Texas to view the U.S.-Mexico border that he has been advised by his legal counsel he has the absolute statutory right to declare a national emergency.

“I’m not prepared to do that yet, but if I have to, I will,” the president said.

“If we don’t make a deal, I would say it would be very surprising to me declare a national emergency and just fund it through various mechanisms,” Trump explained.

He then gave his chances of making such a decision “100 percent” at this point, but then qualified his remarks saying, “maybe something else comes up.”

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