Trump Declares National Emergency To Pay For Border Wall…(I Don’t Remember Having A Cold This Bad…)

Friday, February 15, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Fri, 02/15/2019

Update: The blowback begins, with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer: “This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process.”

To be sure, as Trump himself stated, he “expects to be sued” over the national emergency, and anticiaptes the case will eventually escalate to the Supreme Court.

As previewed last night, in a national address, Trump said would declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build $8 billion in barriers on the border, a critical step toward his long-desired wall along the southern border. Trump’s move, announced in an improvised address from the Rose Garden, will launch a fierce constitutional battle in the courts with lawmakers and outside groups opposed to his decision.

“I am going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said after a long introduction to his remarks that touched on trade, China and the caravans of immigrants that Trump made a political issue of ahead of last fall’s midterm elections.

“It’s a great thing to do because we have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people,” the president said in seeking to justify the need for an emergency declaration.

“People that should have stepped up did not step up… It would have been easy,” Trump said of the national emergency to fund the border wall, saying it would have been “great to have done it earlier.”

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