Trump Declares Fake National Emergency Over Border

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The Hill: “President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to bypass Congress and spend roughly $8 billion on barriers along the southern border, a big step toward building his long-promised wall that also comes with significant political and legal risk.”

“‘I could do the wall over a long period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster,’ Trump said, a concession his critics seized upon to argue an emergency does not exist on the southern border.”

“Trump’s move, announced in a rambling, improvised address from the Rose Garden shortly after signing the declaration, will launch a fierce constitutional battle in the courts with lawmakers and outside groups who say the president overstepped his authority.”