Donald Trump Says ‘Good Chance’ of Declaring National Emergency on the Border

Donald Trump Says ‘Good Chance’ of Declaring National Emergency on the Border, by Charlie Spiering.

President Donald Trump said Friday there was a “good chance” of declaring a State of Emergency on the Southern border, shortly after announcing his short-term surrender to Democrats on the partial government shutdown fight.

“I think we have a good chance,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We’ll work with the Democrats and negotiate and if we can’t do that, then obviously we’ll do the emergency because that’s what it is. It’s a national emergency.”

Declaring a national emergency would allow the president to shift funding to secure the border without Congress, although it would likely be challenged in court.

President Trump, After Shutdown Ends, Says ‘We Will Build the Wall’. By Peter Nicholas.

President Trump showed no sign this weekend he was prepared to give up his insistence on a border wall, as negotiators prepare to begin talks aimed at keeping the government open and resolving a bitter impasse over funding for the wall.

On the day after Mr. Trump and congressional leaders reached a deal reopening the government for three weeks, Mr. Trump tweeted, “We will build the Wall!”

There’s still hope.

hat-tip Stephen Neil