President Trump lays groundwork for national emergency declaration
Although widely expected to declare a national emergency in a televised address this evening, President Trump instead used the broadcast to appeal to the American people to demand Democrats capitulate and approve funding for border security.
In doing this, President Trump set the stage for invoking a new national emergency in the days ahead if Democrats fail to fund the border wall.
Citing a “growing humanitarian and security crisis,” the President cited an array of alarming (but true) statistics that describe the horrifying cost of illegal immigration. “Last month 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States,” the President stated, adding that those children were, “used as human pawns by ruthless gangs.”
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