Trump made this claim recently after
having a meet with the Democratic leaders of Congress to address the partial
closure of the USA.
On Friday, Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency to get an order of border construction with Mexico without the required for fund approval by Congress.
What Did Trump Say In His Speech?
During his speech, the president
considered the idea of building a “powerful metal structure” as an
alternative to a concrete wall, although he did not elaborate on it.
“We can declare a national emergency and
build it very quickly. I have not done it, but maybe I will, but if we can do
it through negotiation, we will try,” Trump argued.
“We have explained that what we need
is 5.600 million dollars, we are talking about national security, it is not a
game. We are not going to open the Government until this problem is
solved,” Donald Trump insisted.
The Administration is partially closed
since last December 22 because the negotiation between Republicans and
Democrats in Congress was blocked by Trump’s demand that the budget project
include a game of more than 5,000 million dollars to finance the wall frontier.
The unwavering attitude of Donald Trump
regarding the construction of the wall, which was one of his star electoral
promises and the continued refusal on the part of the Democrats to agree on
this issue, has led the Government to be partially closed for 14 days.
Administrative paralysis affects agencies
of ten Executive departments, including Transportation and Justice as well as
dozens of national parks, which are usually a major tourist attraction.
In addition, it harms some 800,000 of the
2.1 million federal workers, who will not charge while the government remains
closed and are at the expense of approving a new budget.
The president’s remarks come after a
meeting on the border issue with a group of congressional leaders, including
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. The legislator later stated that the president
could maintain for “months or even years” the partial closure of the
The House of Representatives approved on
Thursday a plan to achieve the opening of the Government, which is on its 14th
day of closure. However, when contemplating financing of the border wall with
Mexico much lower than the one requested, Trump’s veto of the plan is
practically guaranteed. The states of emergency
are nothing new for the US: the ex-president Barack Obama came to declare 12,
of which the majority continues in force. In fact, more than 30 national
emergencies are still valid. One of them established 40 years ago.
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