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Tags: Trump Administration | trump | shutdown | national emergency

Trump: I May 'Call a National Emergency' to Get Wall Built

Trump: I May 'Call a National Emergency' to Get Wall Built
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Friday, 04 January 2019 03:25 PM

President Donald Trump said he's considered using executive authority to get a wall built on the southern border.

Trump told reporters Friday that he could officially declare a national emergency to build a border wall but wants to try to negotiate a border wall with Congress.

Trump said: "I can do it if I want. We can call a national emergency. I may do it."

He says he thinks the standoff over the border wall, which has resulted in a partial government shutdown, is going to be over sooner than people think.

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President Donald Trump said he's considered using executive authority to get a wall built on the southern border.Trump told reporters Friday that he could declare a national emergency to build a border wall but wants to try to negotiate the issue with Congress.
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