President Trump took his ongoing budget battle with congressional Democrats to the next level this week; saying he may “declare a national emergency” to secure funding for his signature campaign promise: a border wall between the US and Mexico.
The President was speaking with journalists outside the White House Friday moments after a high-stakes meeting with Sen. Chuck Schumer; saying he may build the wall for “national security” if we can’t “do it through a negotiated process.”
Trump says he's considering calling a "national emergency" to secure funding to construct border wall: "I haven't done it. I may do it. I may do it." pic.twitter.com/DUFZSzSWjo
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 4, 2019
“We can call a national emergency [to build a border wall] because of the security of our country,” Trump told reporters. “I may do it. If we can do it through a negotiated process, we’re giving it a shot.”