President Donald J. Trump warns he may declare ‘national emergency’ to build the border wall we need so badly.
He’s firing the warning shot Congress, get it together before he goes over your heads. It is a matter of our national security. Drugs, crime and human trafficking just to name a few.
Trump is not going to back down.
#Trump warns shutdown could last ‘years,’ says he may declare ‘national emergency’ to build border wall https://t.co/tq6f8IV53w #FoxNews “We can call a national emergency [to build a border wall] because of the security of our country,” Yes! Do it!
— John Z. (@zosodragon1969) January 5, 2019
President Trump stood firm Friday on his demands for a border wall after the second White House meeting with congressional leaders this week broke up with no apparent deal, warning Democrats the partial government shutdown could last “years” and saying he could even declare a “national emergency” to bypass Congress if necessary.
“We can call a national emergency [to build a border wall] because of the security of our country,” Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden, during a lengthy and impromptu press conference.
“I may do it,” he said, before adding, “If we can do it through a negotiated process, we’re giving it a shot.”
The press conference underscored how far apart both sides are, even as Trump called the meeting “productive” and suggested the standoff could end soon — or not. He indicated he was not shifting on his demand for more than $5 billion for funding for a wall on the southern border, saying it was necessary as the border is a “dangerous, horrible disaster.”
Despite Trump saying conversations had “come a long way,” Democrats were more dour in their assessment. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer exited saying Trump told them “he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time, months or even years.”
Trump later confirmed in the Rose Garden, “Absolutely I said that,” while clarifying he hopes the partial shutdown doesn’t last more than a few more days. He said it could be opened “very quickly” if they come to an agreement on the wall. He offered some flexibility only on what the wall would be made of, saying it could be concrete or steel.
“Steel is more expensive than the concrete, but I feel like we’re talking about steel because the other side feels better about it,” he said. More
Do it, President Trump. Our safety is at risk. Let’s stop negotiating with these spiteful children, quit talking about it and just build the wall already.
The American people have spoken! It’s funny how Democrats agreed until Trump became our president. They’re only disagreeing out of spite. It makes me mad how the Democrats don’t take it seriously, but instead abuse and mock the country, the constitution, and the American people.