Trump teases national emergency declaration could come during SOTU

Feb 04, 2019, 00:44
Trump teases national emergency declaration could come during SOTU

The president says that existing sections of walls should be extended along the border to stop what he describes as an uncontrolled invasion of criminals.

"There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation", Pelosi told reporters on January 31, reported The Associated Press.

Talks between the White House and congressional Republicans and Democrats are not expected to produce a bill containing the $5.7bn Trump wants for a wall.

"I think there's a good chance that we'll have to do that", he added, referring to the possibility of an emergency declaration that could allow him to use funds that Congress has approved for other purposes. "We haven't declared the national emergency yet and yet we're building a lot of wall", Trump said.

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"I think she is very bad for our country".

Trump's enormous haul in the fourth quarter came even as the Republican Party lost its majority in the House during the November midterm, and as Trump's demand for a wall at the US-Mexico border led to a partial shutdown of the federal government and sagging presidential approval ratings. She knows that you need a barrier, she knows we need border security. "The chant should be now, 'Finish the wall'". I happen to think it's very bad politics because basically she wants open borders.

Trump said he wants to keep the US military base in Iraq rather than pull troops out like in Syria and Afghanistan "because I want to be able to watch Iran".

He also claimed Democrats fear engaging him about his proposed border wall because they would lose a debate about whether, in his words, "walls work".

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Trump will also address foreign policy issues during his speech, including the United States trade war with China, the situation in Venezuela and the ending of USA involvement in conflicts overseas, the administration official said.

"It's very hard to do human trafficking through ports of entry because you have people standing there saying hey what's going on in the backseat, what's going on in the trunk". Enough drugs were contained in the shipment to kill millions of people.

"I'm certainly thinking about it", he said of declaring the emergency. "We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future". Richard Shelby, R-Ala. Asked how they differ, Shelby replied, "You have to ask them but I think it's pretty obvious". "We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do".

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