While President Trump did not explicitly say he plans to declare a national emergency in order to secure his border wall funding, during an interview with the New York Times published Thursday evening he called talks with Democrats over wall funding a “waste of time.”
“I’ve set the table. I’ve set the stage for doing what I’m going to do,” he told the Times. “I’ll continue to build the wall, and we’ll get the wall finished. Now whether or not I declare a national emergency — that you’ll see.”
He also suggested that his relationship with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has increasingly deteriorated in recent weeks.
“I’ve actually always gotten along with her, but now I don’t think I will any more. … I think she’s doing a tremendous disservice to the country. If she doesn’t approve the wall, the rest of it’s just a waste of money and time and energy because it’s desperately needed.”
Read the full story from the interview here.