Trump declares emergency on border, eyes $8B for wall as he signs spending package

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(Worthy News) - President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he signs a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.

“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border … one way or the other, we have to do it,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.

The move is expected to face a swift and forceful legal challenge that could stall the attempt in the courts for the near future. But the declaration and other money-moving plans allow Trump to continue to fight for border wall construction while also averting another partial government shutdown -- which would have been triggered at midnight absent the new funding package. He signed the spending deal Friday afternoon. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Trump declares emergency on border, eyes $8B for wall as he signs spending package”

  1. $1.4 Billion from Demoncrats and anti-Trump Republicans
    $8 Billion from currently appropriated funds
    $14 Billion (possible) from seized El Chappo drug funds
    $(whatever more) Billion needed from U.S. military

    Thank God ..... Trump is a genius!

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