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Donald Trump walks back 'national emergency' threat as US govt shutdown becomes longest ever in country's history

Credit: Firstpost- Published on January 12, 2019
US president Donald Trump has no escape route from America's government shutdown of his own making than to declare a national emergency so he can funnel funds from his own government departments to build his promised border wall along the US Mexico border.
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Published on January 12, 2019 -  00:32
Can Donald Trump Declare A National Emergency To Fund The Border Wall?
President Donald Trump said he “probably will” declare a national emergency to fund his border wall. According to Business Insider, Trump said there is a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border. It is not clear on whether Trump can legally declare a national emergency just to fund the wall. If Trump does it he could face pushback from congress and also in the courts. Republicans fear it can set a precedent that a future Democratic president can use to pursue liberal policies.

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