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on national emergency declaration to secure funding for border wall. https://t.co/bmuewGdv83 pic.twitter.com/8VwyqyZy7H
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President Trump said on Friday that he "didn't need to" declare a national emergency but did it to speed up construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
"I want to do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster," Trump said during a press conference at the Rose Garden in the White House.
Trump - Congress - Miles - Barriers - Border
Trump acknowledged that he got $1.375 billion from Congress for roughly 55 miles of physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border but that he wasn't satisfied with the amount, which is significantly less than the $5.7 billion that he requested.
"I'm not happy with it," he said. "On the wall, they skimped."
Trump - Press - Conference - Friday
Trump used a press conference on Friday to...
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