Trump Still Floating National Emergency To Get His Border Wall

US President Donald Trump speaks at a military briefing during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018. - President Donald Trump arrived in Iraq on his first visit to US troops deployed i... US President Donald Trump speaks at a military briefing during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018. - President Donald Trump arrived in Iraq on his first visit to US troops deployed in a war zone since his election two years ago (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 9, 2019 12:31 p.m.
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It’s still on the table.

After reports over the past couple of days indicated President Trump was waffling over whether to declare a national emergency in order to get his favored border wall, the President on Wednesday said he has an “absolute right” to do so.

“I think we might work a deal, and if we don’t we might go that route,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a bill-signing event, according to a White House pool report.

Trump said the “threshold” for declaring an emergency would be if no deal is reached with Congress to reopen the government.

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