Trump’s National Emergency

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Trump’s National Emergency

Nnenna Eke-Ukoh, Writer

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The day after Valentine’s Day, President  Donald Trump declared a national emergency to fund his $8 billion wall. The president is keeping his campaign promise. Like they say, if you’re going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

He mentioned during a news conference, that this national emergency wasn’t needed, but it is very beneficial towards his wall on the southern border. After being denied money from the Congress, he took things into his own hands. President Trump responded to why he made this decision all of a sudden, “I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.” His own words even say that this was not necessary.

The national emergency allows President Trump to redirect taxpayer money from other sources and use it to help pay for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He’s already facing legal issues with Democrats on the forefront of it. House Democrats are trying to stop Trump’s national emergency, wanting to terminate it. The other legal issue that Trump is facing is that sixteen states have already sued him. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia have sued President Trump on his use of emergency power to fund the border wall. All have Democratic governors, except for Maryland whose attorney general is a Democrat. California leads the other fifteen states in the lawsuit. “Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block his misuse of presidential power,” last week Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says as he advocates for the other states.

We will see what goes on with the lawsuit and how long it will really take to build this wall. If you want something done right, do it yourself.

To learn more on the National Emergency, click the link below.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/15/trumps-bewildering-national-emergency-press-conference-annotated/?utm_term=.cec195fbefdd

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