Trump Still Floating National Emergency To Get His Border Wall

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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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