President Trump is considering declaring a national emergency to build a border wall.

The president said he may call a national emergency to build a wall “very quickly” during a press conference on Friday.

“Absolutely, we can call a national emergency,” he told reporters. “I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it. We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly.”

“It’s another way of doing it. If we can do it through a negotiated process, we’re giving that a shot.”


Interestingly, a CBS reporter pointed out that the section of federal law Trump was referring to was used by then-President Bush to funnel military construction funds into an unspecified project during a declared national emergency in 2001.

Earlier, the White House released an eight-page briefing entitled “A Border Security and Humanitarian Crisis” which outlines its case for a border wall:


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