Trump backs away from declaring national emergency over wall – live
News | 11.01.2019
President said he’s ‘not looking’ to declare an emergency at a cabinet meeting over the shutdown
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That’s quite a turnaround from Trump.
On Thursday Trump was said to be consulting with lawyers over declaring a national emergency to appropriate money for the border wall – which would allow him to bypass Democrats in Congress.
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.”