Trump Says He Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build the Wall…For Now: ‘We Want Congress to Do Its Job’

Posted on January 11, 2019 4:30 pm

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With the partial government shutdown set to become the longest in U.S. history, President Donald Trump said his administration is no longer looking to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall on the U.S-Mexico border. They instead would, according to accounts of a White House pool spray from multiple reporters, rather have Congress “do its job.”

At WH roundtable on border security, @POTUS says declaring a national emergency to get the funds would be the easy solution, “but I won’t do it so fast.” He says he wants Congressonal Democrats to vote. He says a barrier