Skip to comments.Trump backs away from declaring national emergency over wall – live
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 were 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: Im not going to do it so fast, according to a White House pool reporter.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
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.
The House is what it is... Donald has to bargain even if it means some bitter pills.
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.
“We’re not going to do a national emergency”?
Huh? How does one “do a national emergency”? It exists or it doesn’t.
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.
What idiots...I’m not going to do it so fast .....that’s not the same as I’m never going to do it
What were 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...
Agreed. Letting the Democrats strangle them selves over the shut down is a far better course of action at this time.
What idiots...Im not going to do it so fast .....thats not the same as Im never going to do it
Good read. You and I both took it the way he meant it....
Exactly - The only thing RATs hate more than Trump, are angry constituents, not getting their services ...
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.
He needs to hold off on that until we know more on RBG. He cant be in the middle of a fight like that and trying to get someone through the approval process.
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.
“Declaring an emergency would actually let them off the hook.”
It saves them from capitulation and crushing defeat.
They won’t make it another week.
Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte...
I'm hopeful that if another "caravan" forms and proceeds toward the border POTUS will act. At least I pray he will.
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.
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