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Trump to declare national emergency if shutdown continues?

by Purvai Dua
10th Jan 19 4:16 pm

President Donald Trump has said he will ‘probably, almost definitely’ declare a national emergency to secure funds for his long-sought wall if he can’t reach an agreement with Democrats in Congress to provide the money.

“If this doesn’t work out, I’ll probably will do it, maybe definitely,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

Trump has held out for $5.7bn in partial wall funding in talks with congressional leaders, but Democrats have been steadfast in their opposition to providing any money for a border wall.

The dispute led to a shutdown of about one-quarter of US federal agencies when funding ran dry late last year.

If Trump were to declare an emergency in an effort to redirect funds Congress has approved for other purposes, it would be likely to lead to quick challenges in the courts.

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