Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly told journalists Thursday the President will likely sign the bipartisan budget agreement and subsequently declare a “national emergency” along the United States’ southern border.
Trump will support a sweeping budget and border compromise and declare a national emergency at the same time, Mitch McConnell says https://t.co/DkmLHnKzuj
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 14, 2019
“He’s prepared to sign the bill, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” said the GOP leader during a meeting with his congressional colleagues.
“The White House did not immediately respond to a request to comment on whether Trump would do what McConnell said. A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the California Democrat would hold a press conference Thursday afternoon,” reports CNBC.
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CARAVAN CHAOS: Trump Calls Caravan ‘NATIONAL EMERGENCY,’ Notifies Military
President Trump weighed-in Monday morning on the escalating crisis surrounding the “migrant caravan” heading towards the United States southern border; calling the situation a “national emergency” and confirming he’s “alerted the military.”
The President repeated his warning to the undocumented workers on social media; confirming the Mexican authorities have been “unable to stop” the caravan from entering the country and marching towards the US.
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic]. Must change laws!” tweeted Trump.
Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018
The “caravan” is now estimated at over. 7,000 migrants and is expected to reach the United States within days.
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.