Government Shutdown President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that he has the "absolute right" to declare a national emergency to force the construction of a border wall, but said he would still prefer to reach a wall-funding deal with lawmakers. Speaking with reporters at the White House during a signing for anti-human trafficking legislation, Trump said he would take a more extreme action if he and Democrats fail to work out an agreement that includes more than $5 billion for physical barriers on the border with Mexico. Story Continued Below "My threshold [for declaring a national emergency] will be if I can't make a deal with people that are unreasonable," Trump said. Trump had repeated his case for a border wall during a prime-time Oval Office address Tuesday night, where he told several falsehoods tying illegal land border crossings to the nation's opioid crisis and crime. He did not declare a national emergency during the address amid suspicions that he might, and instead … [Read more...] about Trump says he has an ‘absolute right’ to declare a national emergency for his border wall
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AlertMe HIDALGO, Texas — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some property owners are digging in, vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the administration in court. ADVERTISEMENTSkip “You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” said Cavazos, whose land sits along the Rio Grande, the river separating the U.S. and Mexico in Texas. “It’s not about money.” Congress in March … [Read more...] about Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall
Bob Bryan, provided by Published 11:30 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images President Donald Trump reiterated an argument about the wall along with the US-Mexico border during a primetime Oval Office speech. Trump argued that Mexico will pay for the border wall "indirectly" via the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal. Most economists and trade experts say that is not the case. During a President Donald Trump's newest argument that Mexico would in fact paying for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border has been rejected by experts and economists. During Trump's primetime Oval Office speech on Tuesday, the president reiterated an argument he has adopted during the fight leading up to and during the government shutdown. Mexico, he said, would pay for the wall through the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA), the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "The wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new … [Read more...] about Trump claimed that Mexico will pay for the border wall ‘indirectly by the great new trade deal.’ That’s just not how it works.
John Haltiwanger, provided by Published 10:09 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Mark Wilson/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday compared immigrants to zoo animals in a controversial post to Instagram regarding the wall his father wants to build along the US-Mexico border. Trump Jr. shared the post via his Instagram story, which said, "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work." Trump Jr.'s social media habits, much like his father's, have often landed him in hot water. Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday compared immigrants to zoo animals in a controversial Instagram post regarding the wall his father wants to build along the US-Mexico border. Though the post does not appear on his main profile, a source close to Trump Jr. pointed out to INSIDER that it was shared via the Instagram story feature. It will delete after 24 hours. Trump Jr.'s post said, "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work." Many on social media took … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall
Aerial view of US President Donald Trump’s border wall prototypes as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on January 7, 2019. – US President Donald Trump stood firm Sunday on his demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico, claiming “tremendous” support inside his camp on the contentious issue which has forced a government shutdown now entering its third week. (Photo by Guillermo Arias / AFP) (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images) A prototype of US President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall being built near San Diego, in the US, is seen from across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, on October 22, 2017. Following up on President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the entire 3,200 kilometre (2,000 mile) Mexican frontier, the Department of Homeland Security began building prototypes for the barrier along the border in San Diego and Imperial counties, as it … [Read more...] about Fact check: Trump’s speech on the border wall