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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:47 PM

Trump Plans to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

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Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to declare a national emergency so he can bypass Congress and build his long-promised wall along the border even as he signs a spending bill that does not fund it.

The move would effectively end a two-month war of attrition between the president and Congress that closed much of the federal government for 35 days and left it facing a second shutdown as early as Friday, but it could instigate a new constitutional clash over who controls the federal purse.

“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/us/politics/trump-national-emergency-border.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur



Flint’s water supply is a crisis. Climate change is a crisis. The wall is craven vanity for Twitler.

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Politicub Feb 2019 OP
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Downtown Hound Feb 2019 #3
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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:49 PM

1. Just absurd

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:49 PM

2. And tRump is a crisis too! n/t

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:50 PM

3. I've been saying he will do this for weeks

He won't allow himself to lose. He'll burn the whole house down before he allows that.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:58 PM

4. Wow, just insane!

NOW can we declare 25th Amendment and...

...Oh right, he apparently cannot be touched. Long live the Russian Asset! (Sarcastically Screaming with all the power in my lungs!!!!)

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:59 PM

5. Trump aspires to be a tyrant.


Ruling by decree because he cannot get what he wants through the Constitutional process is tyranny.

Trump is not a conservative, he is not a Constitutionalist, and what is so disheartening is that the so-called 'conservative' Trumpians will shred the Constitution in order to support their 'Leader'.

Bad day for our constitutional republic.

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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 05:00 PM

6. Locking...

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