Trump backs away from declaring national emergency to fund border wall


Donald Trump has backed away from his threat to declare a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find a solution to the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

“We want Congress to do its job,” the president said Friday during a roundtable on border security at the White House. “What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency.”

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Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/11/trump-national-emergency-border-wall-shutdown



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