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Trump backs away from declaring national emergency over wall live
.theguardian.com ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Adam Gabbatt in New York

Posted on 01/11/2019 12:40:32 PM PST by 11th_VA

Donald Trump said on Friday that he does not plan to declare a national emergency – a day after suggesting he would “probably” do so.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting over the government shutdown and the border wall, Trump said: “What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency.”

The president instead urged Democrats to “come back and vote” in Congress in a bid to end the government shutdown.

Trump insisted he had the right to declare an emergency, but said: “I’m not going to do it so fast”, according to a White House pool reporter.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


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KEYWORDS: aliens; border; trump; wall
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Great News - It would look like defeat. let those calls go into congress all weekend to re-open ... I've seen two RATs already start to change their language, here's one:

ANTHONY BRINDISI :

“Some element of a physical barrier, better technology, more border agents are all things I support. But we also have to look at immigration reform, reform of the asylum process to clear the backlog.”

1 posted on 01/11/2019 12:40:32 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

The House is what it is... Donald has to bargain even if it means some bitter pills.


2 posted on 01/11/2019 12:42:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: 11th_VA

Declare the emergency, BUILD THE WALL, then it wont be an issue for the liberals bitching about non-essential sucklettes not getting paid today for not working last week.


3 posted on 01/11/2019 12:45:11 PM PST by Delta 21
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To: 11th_VA

“We’re not going to do a national emergency”?

Huh? How does one “do a national emergency”? It exists or it doesn’t.


4 posted on 01/11/2019 12:45:12 PM PST by plain talk
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To: 11th_VA

He realizes that the Dems are self-immolating over this.

When your enemy is in the process of destroying itself, get out of the way. Declaring an emergency would actually let them off the hook.


5 posted on 01/11/2019 12:46:00 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 11th_VA

What idiots...I’m not going to do it so fast .....that’s not the same as I’m never going to do it


6 posted on 01/11/2019 12:46:08 PM PST by Nifster (II see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: 11th_VA

What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency.


The Donald chose his words carefully on this one. “ right now” is the key phrase that means keep up the “ no deal” and I will do it then.

Not as the media will report that he is “ backing down”

Pure clickbait on their part/reinforce Nan & Schmucky with their play on words...


7 posted on 01/11/2019 12:47:49 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Agreed. Letting the Democrats strangle them selves over the shut down is a far better course of action at this time.


8 posted on 01/11/2019 12:48:15 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Nifster

What idiots...I’m not going to do it so fast .....that’s not the same as I’m never going to do it


Good read. You and I both took it the way he meant it....


9 posted on 01/11/2019 12:48:29 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: Buckeye McFrog
He realizes that the Dems are self-immolating over this.

Exactly - The only thing RATs hate more than Trump, are angry constituents, not getting their services ...

10 posted on 01/11/2019 12:48:32 PM PST by 11th_VA (Hey RATs - Negotiate or Starve)
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To: 11th_VA
Brindisi from a liberal part of upstate NY also did NOT vote for pelosi for speaker, he wrote in Biden.
11 posted on 01/11/2019 12:50:05 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Trump did not say he would never declare a national emergency, just that he would not do so right now. Better to let the Dems twist in the wind for another week or so and keep that Ace in the sleeve.


12 posted on 01/11/2019 12:52:23 PM PST by mrs9x
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To: 11th_VA
Trump insisted he had the right to declare an emergency, but said: “I’m not going to do it so fast”, "I'm really enjoying this moment".


13 posted on 01/11/2019 12:53:25 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: Eddie01

14 posted on 01/11/2019 12:57:09 PM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: 11th_VA

He needs to hold off on that until we know more on RBG. He can’t be in the middle of a fight like that and trying to get someone through the approval process.


15 posted on 01/11/2019 12:57:10 PM PST by McGavin999 (Border security without a wall is like having a Ring doorbell without a door)
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To: 11th_VA

Let’s win this thing on the field of battle.

No Emergency Declaration.

No wall, no bill.

We can outlast the bastards and deliver to them a crushing defeat.

A legendary defeat.


16 posted on 01/11/2019 1:02:55 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Declaring an emergency would actually let them off the hook.”

Correct.

It saves them from capitulation and crushing defeat.

They won’t make it another week.


17 posted on 01/11/2019 1:04:29 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
When your enemy is in the process of destroying itself, get out of the way.

Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte...

18 posted on 01/11/2019 1:05:56 PM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Even my cat voted Republican)
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To: 11th_VA
I don't think he can wait too much longer. As this thing drags out over obvious political and philosophical differences the less it looks like the actual national emergency that it is.

I'm hopeful that if another "caravan" forms and proceeds toward the border POTUS will act. At least I pray he will.

19 posted on 01/11/2019 1:06:03 PM PST by truthkeeper (All Trump Has Going for Him is the Votes)
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To: Delta 21

The problem is that if he sets the precedent by declaring a national emergency to carry out a project...some future Dem president, say, Occasional Cortex, could do the same thing for something like “Green Climate Control” or whatever her wacky project is.


20 posted on 01/11/2019 1:06:30 PM PST by livius
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