Should Donald Trump Declare a National Emergency to Build the Wall?

“We can call a national emergency because of the security … I haven’t done it. I may do it but we can call a national emergency and build it very quickly, If we can do it through the negotiating process, we’re giving that a shot. We can call a national emergency. I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it. We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly. It’s another way of doing it.”

Does Donald Trump have the authority to declare a national emergency in this circumstance? Is it a good political idea regardless of its legality? Lots of people are saying this is a good idea. Thoughts?

Some people are saying though that Trump is actually creating a national emergency by holding the government ransom for his campaign promise.

I think he should. Nobody can call a national emergency like Trump can.

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Bigly emergency.



Its a stupid bluff because he is desperate for leverage against the Democrats to scare them into making a deal. Not…gonna…work.

Do it, Donald!

Do it fur 'Murica!


If Trump declares a national emergency to build the wall…

… … … … … … Where does the money come from to hire contractors and buy materials?

If it’s left to Donald, clearly it will be illegals given fake green cards working below minimum wage. lol


Whose bright idea is this?

Congressional salaries can be diverted toward wall funding. Congresspeople are worthless anyways.

Don’t have to worry about contractors.
He just won’t pay them.

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Meh. I’d be all for it. But only if it’s made of stone.

Has he declared it yet?


Check for his Rose Garden Presser today.

Can our President declare an emergency, and use available funds to build a wall?

See: Fact check: What’s a ‘national emergency,’ and can Trump declare one to get his wall?

”Is that true? Legal experts said it might not be as simple to bypass Congress — which ultimately controls the federal budget — as Trump suggests, but not necessarily impossible. NBC News reported Friday that lawyers from the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon are meeting to discuss whether or not it’s doable.”

Having researched this very issue a number of years ago, the bottom line is, in easy to understand language, YES, our president can declare an emergency, giving particulars, and take necessary action to deal with the emergency stated. But, if after 60 days Congress does not legislate to the contrary, an extra 30 days is allowed the president to deal with said emergency, but he is required to consult with Congress in dealing with said emergency.

I have tried to put this in easy to understand language, and avoid the technicalities involved.

As to my own opinion, I believe President Trump ought to hold a “fireside chat” [FDR style] and lay out the emergency, expressing in detail the various threats and consequences of not securing our border adequately, elaborating on specifics which encourage illegal border crossings and remedies to discourage it, including addressing the abuse of asylum laws, chain migration, and an immigration system not merit based. He should then go on to state if Congress does not act swiftly to address these issues in a manner which actual promotes the General Welfare of the United States and HER citizens, he will declare a national emergency and begin to address the issue on his own.


The liberty to succeed or fail at one’s own hand is a socialist’s nightmare and not the American Dream

It’s only emergency now that he cant get the votes


What’s the emergency?


And what about the majority of illegals that come over our northern border and overstay their visas?


Fact is Donald Trump wants his border wall, and he’s willing to create a national emergency just to blackmail the Democrats into giving him what he wants.

This is stupid governance, and Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for supporting this.

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