Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Washington Free Beacon | 2/15/2019 | Nic Rowan
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BY: Nic Rowan

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to build a border wall on the southern border during an announcement delivered from the White House Rose Garden Friday morning.

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Trump said the wall is "necessary" and "everyone knows it" before announcing he will sign the emergency declaration later in the day. He cited precedent from other presidents, saying "there's rarely been a problem" in the past with signing such an order.

"They sign it. Nobody cares," Trump said. "I guess they weren't very exciting. But nobody cares, they sign it—for far less important things in some cases, in many cases."

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Trump went on to emphasize the importance of building a border wall to guard the United States against an "invasion" of crime.

"We're talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types criminals and gangs," he said.

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After announcing that he would be declaring a national emergency, Trump requested that his "angel mothers," mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants, stand up and show pictures of their children to those gathered in the Rose Garden.

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) announced that Trump will sign a spending bill...
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