Trump Declares National Emergency


At a press conference on Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he will sign a national emergeny declaration in order to obtain funding to build a wall along the southern border.

The declaration is expected to enable Trump to pull $8 billion to build the wall, far more than the $5 billion he originally requested.

According to Trump, this step is necessary due to “an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs.”

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The declaration is expected to face immediate challenges from Democrats and in the lower courts.

This is an evolving story and will be updated.

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