And now will seek to steal money Congress has allocated to other departments and agencies to build his dream ‘Wall’ so he can make a few rightwingnut media talking heads happy….Never mine that a good majority of Americans think the whole Border wall obsession is stupid and unwarranted ….
Donald Trump is hell bend on spending your taxpayer money to build SOMETHING….
In the end?
This is a damn New York City Real Estate Guy trying to use a taxpayer money to build something he can claim is his own….
Speaking in the Rose Garden, President Trump confirmed that he will declare a national emergency as a means to circumvent Congress and build additional border barriers. He is seeking to secure about $6.5 billion more in funding than Congress has approved.
Trump is also expected to announce his intention to sign spending legislation to avert a government shutdown.
Many of Trump’s Republican allies have called a national emergency ill-advised, and Democrats are promising immediate action aimed at blocking it. The declaration is expected to face an array of legal challenges, possibly including from congressional Democrats.
Friday’s announcement follows passage of a 1,169-page spending billthat provides $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new fences along the border in Texas, far short of the $5.7 billion Trump had sought for 234 miles of steel walls.
11 a.m.: Trump acknowledges he’ll face legal challenges
Trump acknowledged in his remarks that his declaration of a national emergency would face court challenges and that he could lose in lower courts.
“Hopefully we’ll get a fair shake” in the Supreme Court, Trump said. “We’re declaring it for virtual invasion purposes.”
10:50 a.m.: Trump confirms plans to declare a national emergency
During ongoing remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump confirmed his plans to declare a national emergency as means to circumvent Congress and build additional border barriers…..
Democratic lawmakers response …
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump’s national emergency declaration does “great violence” to the US Constitution.
In a joint statement, they said the so-called crisis at the border that Trump described “does not exist.”
“This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process.”
They urged their Republican colleagues to fight against the declaration.
“Just as both parties honored our oath to protect the American people by passing the conference committee bill, the Congress on a bipartisan basis must honor the Constitution by defending our system of checks and balances,” they said. “The President is not above the law. The Congress cannot let the President shred the Constitution,”….