Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Trump suggests he could declare emergency

Trump suggests he could declare emergency

Trump continued that Pelosi's refusal to fund his border wall is causing deaths "all over the country". His retreat was seen as a political victory for Pelosi, who became speaker last month when Democrats took over control of the House from the Republicans. "What did you learn about negotiating with her?" "She knows that you need a barrier. She doesn't mind human trafficking or she wouldn't do this", he added.

When Brennan pointed out that Pelosi has "offered [Trump] over a billion dollars for border security" but doesn't want a wall, Trump asserted that a border barrier is necessary for proper border enforcement. Most on both sides of America's partisan divide concluded that the shutdown was a victory for Pelosi, who kept her party in line and forced the president to end the shutdown he provoked without achieving his aim.

Trump will also address foreign policy issues during his speech, including the United States trade war with China, the situation in Venezuela and the ending of U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, the administration official said.

"I would say we will have 115 miles of wall, maybe a little more than that, very shortly".

In the interview, as reported by CBS News, he said that negotiations with the opposition Democrats - which started after the government shutdown ended - are a waste of time.

"Excuse me?" Trump asked.

At least six GOP Senators are reportedly against declaring a national emergency, but the president could veto a disapproval resolution if one was sent to his desk.

"We're building it with funds that are on hand". "And this is what a lot of people don't understand". "We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do".

If so, the speech would stand in contrast not only to Trump's latest remarks about Pelosi but also to his tone throughout his presidency.

"It's a bad witch hunt and it's a disgrace", he said, adding that he would leave it up to the USA attorney general to decide whether to release Mueller's eventual report. He said the investigation "doesn't implicate me in any way". There was no obstruction.

On a day when millions of Americans watch the annual Super Bowl, the championship of American professional football, Trump said he would not steer his 12-year-old son Barron to play football but would allow him to if he wanted to. Its tone will seek to be traditional for a State of the Union, the official said - bipartisan, optimistic and visionary.

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