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President Trump is not ready to pull the trigger and declare an emergency in order to get the wall built. He’s keeping the pressure on Congressional Democrats to step up to the plate.
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Something’s got to give. I believe—starting with their disastrous “hostage video” performance Tuesday night—the country is slowly seeing their pettiness in not agreeing to wall funding now (a comparatively tiny fraction of the huge federal budget), when in the past they’ve authorized much more money for border security.
Of course, supposed Constitutional scholar and thinly-disguised Trump hater Andrew Napolitano says Trump doesn’t have the authority to declare a national emergency over the wall.
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Similarly, The Wall Street Journal, another Trump nemesis, says Trump does have the authority, but he shouldn’t use it, because it’s a “bad precedent.” Why don’t I trust these guys?
The Liberal Huffington Post, through writer Matt Fuller, says Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ Gambit Might Be the Easiest Way to End the Shutdown. In other words, this is a sign many Democrats are nervous about Chuck and Nancy’s silly stand against wall funding, and having Trump declare an emergency is an easy way to put the focus back on him.
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That’s why Trump is playing this out right now, and not moving. For someone considered to be rash and impatient, the President has shown himself a cool customer content to wait when he needs to. And here comes my cliche again: It’s The Art of the Deal.
Meanwhile he’s having the Pentagon prepare to build the wall, keeping up the...
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