Trump leans toward declaring state of emergency on border

Posted on February 10, 2019 7:02 pm

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President Donald Trump gave his strongest indication yet Friday that he will soon declare a state of emergency, bypassing the need for congressional approval to fund a controversial US-Mexico border wall. Trump hinted in remarks at a White House meeting on cross-border trafficking that a declaration — which would further heat the political temperature around the issue — could even come in his State of the Union speech to Congress next Tuesday. “Well, I’m saying listen closely to the State of the Union, I think you’ll find it very exciting,” Trump said. “I’m certainly thinking about it,” he said of…