President Trump confirmed Wednesday that his administration may declare a “national emergency” to secure federal funding for border security; adding he hopes to strike a deal with Congressional leaders in the coming days.
The President was speaking with reporters following a signing ceremony at the White House when he was asked if he was still considering the alternative path should lawmakers fail to strike a deal.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 9, 2019
“I think we might work-out a deal, and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency if I want. My threshold would be if I can’t make a deal with people that are unreasonable,” said the Commander-in-Chief
— TIME (@TIME) January 10, 2019