President Trump addressed the American people from the White House Friday morning; announcing his plan to declare a national emergency and allocate upwards of $8 billion for new border wall funding.
We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border … one way or the other, we have to do it,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.
Trump now outlining what he thinks will happen next:
"And we will then be sued and they will sue us in the 9th Circuit and we will possibly get a bad ruiling and then we'll end up in the Supreme Court and then we'll win in the Supreme Court …" pic.twitter.com/zz43lWzm91
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 15, 2019
“A senior administration official told Fox News that the White House will announce it is moving $8 billion in currently appropriated or available funds toward construction of the wall. Of that, $3 billion could be diverted with help from the emergency declaration,” writes Fox News.
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White House Confirms Trump Will Sign Budget Bill, Declare ‘NATIONAL EMERGENCY’
The White House confirmed Thursday the President will sign a bipartisan funding agreement and subsequently declare a national emergency along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEi
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) February 14, 2019
“The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country,” she added.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
DEEP STATE DEPT: Kerry Says Trump Should Declare National Emergency… for CLIMATE CHANGE!
Former Secretary of State John Kerry urged President Trump to declare a national emergency Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief should ignore the border and focus his energy on combating “climate change.”
“Instead of declaring a national emergency to address a fictional emergency – @realDonaldTrump needs to stop denying a real one: climate change,” posted Kerry on social media.
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 11, 2019
The former Obama aide found himself in hot water just months ago; coming under fire for holding private meetings with Iranian officials after leaving office.
Read the full report at the Hill.