Trump Backs Off: 'Not Looking' To Declare National Emergency 'So Fast'

Pelosi of Calif. center speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House Jan. 9 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) seemed to prove some of these fears valid in a Friday tweet, listing a number of non-wall issues he considers national emergencies, including gun violence and climate change.

Senator Graham caught the largest serving of Scarborough bile due to his complete transformation from a presidential candidate who warned the nation about Trump to one of his leading apologists/toadies.

Speaking during a border security round table Friday afternoon at the White House, President Trump said that for the time being, he will not be declaring a national emergency as the government shutdown drags on.

On Saturday, the current shutdown will become the longest in modern American history.

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Regardless of where the money is found, an emergency declaration would draw immediate legal challenge from Democrats, who have accused Trump of trying to manufacture a crisis at the southern border to justify his wall.

While federal employees planned to show their disapproval of the shutdown publicly, McConnell blocked two bills Thursday that were passed by the House last week.

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"I don't know if it's steel".

According to the Associated Press, the White House asked the Army Corps of Engineers to examine its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds, to determine how much money it could spend to help build the wall Trump promised his supporters.

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers have missed their first payday of the year as the partial shutdown of the USA government bites deeper. The Senate approved the bill unanimously Thursday. "When the president acts, we will respond to whatever he does", she said.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC, said at one point that he didn't "see a path in Congress" to end the shutdown, then stated later that enough was enough: "It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier".

In recent days, Trump has neared closer to declaring a national emergency in order to obtain funding, a move that's being championed by close GOP ally Senator Lindsey Graham. "Let's end the shutdown and reopen the government!" said Sen. Border Patrol McAllen Station and the Rio Grande. He was to leave January 21 to attend the World Economic Forum.

In an ominous sign for those seeking a swift end to the showdown, Trump announced he was canceling his trip to Davos, Switzerland, scheduled for later this month, citing Democrats' "intransigence" on border security.

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