Donald Trump Threatened to Declare a National Emergency in Order to Get His Border Wall

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawJan 06 2019 Severity:
About: Immigration & Government Shutdown
Donald Trump threatened to declare a national emergency during a discussion with reporters on the White House lawn, telling the nation to "just read the papers" to understand the graveness of the supposed threat. To be clear, there is no national emergency at the southern border and a President declaring one for political purposes is setting a very dangerous precedent.

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Quote | Declaring a national emergency for political purpose is a dangerous road to go down.

"We're looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency -- just read the papers."