Trump says he can build ‘Human Wall’ of even MORE soldiers to block new caravan from crossing U.S.-Mexico border if Congress won’t give him money for a steel barrier

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
By Paul Martin

Trump tweeted as his press secretary was making the rounds on national TV
She was promoting his State of the Union address and border security
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that Democrats in Congress are only blocking Trump’s border wall because they hate him
Predicted that Trump will probably ‘go it alone’ if there’s no budget deal with wall funding by the Feb. 15 deadline when the government runs out of money again
Trump has the legal authority to declare a national emergency and use existing military money to build his long-promised wall
Congress could vote to overrule him but it would take a supermajority of two-thirds of both the House and Senate to withstand Trump’s veto
Trump is already sending 3,750 troops to the border to install 150 miles of razor wire, as a security measure to protect border patrol agents
‘What’s the difference between barbed ware and a sleet slat?’ Graham asked, suggesting the military could just as easily be erecting Trump’s wall

5 February 2019

President Trump said Tuesday that he could build a ‘Human Wall’ along the border of U.S. forces should Democrats continue to block his border security request.

‘Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!’ he tweeted on the morning of his State of the Union address.

He appeared to be responding to a story in the New York Times detailing how is options for a wall are shrinking.

While he’d previously suggested he could use his national address tonight to announce a national emergency, the president seemed to be moving away from making the declaration in his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

A national emergency declaration to claim his wall money is not favored by all Republicans, and it is very unpopular with Democrats he says he wants to work with on infrastructure and other projects.

Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters Tuesday morning that the president, who just sent more troops to the border, could authorize a third deployment.

‘The president’s going to do what is necessary to protect our border. As you know, we’ve already got troops on the border, and we’ll add more if we need to,’ she said.

Asked directly about a national emergency, she seemed to suggest that he would wait to see a proposal from a bipartisan committee of lawmakers before he acts. They must present him with a proposal before funding for a host of federal agencies runs out on Feb. 15.

‘The president’s been laying out that language for weeks. The president’s going to continue to talk about the importance of border security, including the wall. And right now, we’ll see what the conference comes back with,’ she said.

She insisted after that she was not ruling out a national emergency declaration for this evening, as she was pressed on the statement by

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that unless Democrats in Congress agree to trade $5.7 billion in border wall money for extensions of two immigration programs, President Donald Trump will delare a national emergency and repurpose Defense Department money to build the barrier on his own.

Graham, a former military lawyer and an ally of Donald Trump, said the president has the legal authority to send soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border and order them to build barriers to protect themselves.

‘What’s the difference between barbed ware and a sleet slat?’ he asked.

Democrats in Congress, Graham said, have treated Trump differently from his two immediate predecessors for personal reasons.

‘In 2007,’ he said, ‘634 miles of fencing was authorized by Congress in a bipartisan fashion. February of last year, 46 Democrats voted for $25 billion for a border wall.’

But with Democrats in charge of the House of Representatives, he complained, ‘they’re trying to deny this president the ability to secure the border like Obama and Bush. Why? Because they hate him. We can’t let them get away with it.’

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