Trump Declared the Emergency; Supreme Court to stop Trump’s national emergency?
As the deadline for setting government funding and avoiding a second shutdown comes to a close, the White House has revealed what President Trump has decided.
Trump will sign the bill a bipartisan negotiation committee has arranged, despite it only containing $1.375 billion in funding for a border wall.
HOWEVER, the White House has also announced that President Trump will declare a national emergency in order to divert funds and fulfill his campaign promise at long last.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who announced the plan to the Senate, said that he was “going to support the national emergency declaration.”
This is a great victory for Republicans but also a great victory for the United States.
Of course, there will always be some who don’t see it that way.
Ann Coulter believes Democrats have worked the agreement against Trump and claimed that if he signed the bill that was put before him there would be “no coming back from this.” Coulter suggested that “No ‘emergency’ or presidential powers will allow him to build the wall, ever, after he signs this bill. Trump has just agreed to fully open borders.”
Meanwhile, Pelosi had her own predictions about the consequences of Trump’s actions. She remarked, “if the president can declare an emergency on something that he’s created as an emergency, an illusion he wants to convey, just think what a president with different values could present to the American people.”
While that is a foreboding thought, the truth is that Democrats have forced Trump’s hand in the matter. The threat he is fighting is real and a real, physical border is how he has promised to fight that threat.