nearvideo President Trump says he would rather not declare a national emergency to build a wall
Trump holds roundtable on border security in the White house, calls for Democrats to ” come back to Washington and vote.’
President Trump on Friday said he held, to declare a national emergency on the border, the renewal of calls for the Democrats to break the stalemate, wall-financing.
“The simple solution is for me to call a national state of emergency,” he said. “But I’m not going to do that, as soon as this is something that you should do, the Congress, and we are waiting for the Democrats to vote.”
Trump made the comments at a roundtable on border security in the 21st day of the partial government shutdown, which started after the Democrats and the Republicans were able to reach an agreement on trump the demand for nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall.
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As the stalemate lasts, Trump said he was considering declared a national emergency-what to build him more powers, the wall, without the consent of the Congress.
“The law is very clear. I mean, we have the absolute right to declare a national emergency” Trump Fox News’ Sean Hannity said in an exclusive interview on Thursday. “This is a national emergency, if you see what happens.”
But on Friday, he said it would hold on such measures, and he called for “the Democrats to come back to Washington and the vot
“It’s the easy way out, but Congress should do this. It is too easy, too simple, and the Congress should do this,” he said.
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Trump had also seen some encouragement from the Republicans in Congress for the measure. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said in a statement that he had met with Trump and said that the Democrats intend to make a deal.
“Mr. President, declare a national emergency,” he said. “Build a wall.”
He wiped the concerns of Democrats about the effectiveness of the wall, which is to say that you are in El Paso from one of the most dangerous cities to one of the safest, because of the barrier.
He also claimed that the wall was a “medieval solution”.
“They say it is like in the middle ages. Well, so the wheel is,” he said. “Some things don’t change, the wheels and the walls.”
Trump expressed his flexibility, if the barrier would be a barrier-a concrete wall, or steel, say, while he does prefer concrete, steel “as well.”
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Previously, he had been more alarmist in its description of the crisis at the border, that it amounts to an “invasion” and “even worse” than people understand.
“The humanitarian crisis on our southern border. I’m just back and it is a much worse situation, as almost everyone would understand it, an invasion!” Trump tweeted Friday. “I’ve had it countless times –The Democrats, the Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our WHOLE COUNTRY.”
Fox News’ Jason Thunder and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.