Fox Host Says Emergency Declaration Would Set ‘Terrible Precedent’

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“Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade told viewers on Thursday that “big picture” the use of an emergency declaration to get President Trump’s border wall funding would be a “disaster” and set a “terrible precedent” for the future.

It would just be a disaster in the big picture and just show us being inept at govern around the world,” he said. “And it would set just a terrible precedent that would continue, as Erick Erickson, brought up, he said, look, the next President, if it is a liberal president will say a state of emergency will be climate change. ‘Look at what happened with (Hurricane) Sandy. Look at what happened with the earthquake. Look at what’s happening to the polar bears who have no place to walk on ice.'”

Conservatives have been wary of the use of a national emergency declaration to secure his wall funding. While Trump has not yet taken that action — he says he wants to try to reach a deal with Congress first — the White House said on Wednesday that the possibility was still “on the table.”

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  1. To quote Trump, it would be an “unpresidented act”.

  2. They must have missed the morning Limpballs / Hannity / Coulter conference call meeting.
    They will walk it back tomorrow and swear there words were taken out of context.

  3. Well at least someone he listens to is giving him this good advice.

  4. Until I read this, I was sure the emergency declaration was coming. But now that Trump has received clear marching orders from his superiors, no way. He will not disobey F&F.

  5. Climate change is a national and worldwide emergency while the wall is BS. They would be fine with declaring the wall a national emergency but the prospect of a Democratic POTUS using the declaration to deal with real emergencies is something they can’t abide.

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