TRUMP DECLARES THE NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

Trump declares the national state of emergency to access funds with which to build the wall with MexicoTrump has said he signs the declaration to protect the country from an “invasion of drugs and criminals” that arrive from Mexico.

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The statement allows to have access to budget items reserved for natural disasters and other unforeseen situations.

Pelosi, the Democratic leader, threatens a legal battle against Trump if it ends up signing the national emergency.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has announced this Friday the declaration of the national state of emergency, which will allow him to resort to various budget items to finance the construction of the wall with Mexico.

In a televised statement from the White House rose garden, Trump has signaled that he signs the declaration to protect the country from a “drug and criminal invasion” that comes from Mexico and that has qualified a serious risk to national security.

Trump’s announcement was advanced last night by the White House through a statement from his spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders. “President Donald Trump will sign the government’s budget law and, as he said, will also take other executive measures – including the declaration of a national emergency – to ensure that the humanitarian and security crisis on the border ends”, explained the text.

The response to Trump’s controversial decision was not long in coming. Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, clarified on Thursday that what happens on the border is “a humanitarian crisis, but not a humanitarian emergency,” and that if Trump gets to sign the declaration, they will wage a battle legal against him. “He is avoiding the congress”, he has criticized.

For his part, Sanders has declared that the White House is “very prepared” to defend itself in case there are legal demands against the Trump government for its declaration of a national emergency, but he affirmed that he does not believe that they will be produced because ” the president is doing his job. ”

In the statement, Sanders adds that with this measure, Trump is “once again” fulfilling his electoral promise to “build a wall” and “protect the border.”

On Monday, Republicans and Democrats in Congress reached a budget agreement that includes about $ 1.375 million to build some 88.5 kilometers of border wall.

However, if it is finally approved by both houses of Congress, that agreement must be ratified by Trump, who previously said he was not “happy” with the outcome of the negotiation.

Trump, in fact, had insinuated that, in case of not obtaining of the Congress the 5.700 million dollars that he demands to construct the border wall, he would choose to declare the state of emergency, which would allow him to resort to other games to support the project.

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Trump declares the national state of emergency to access funds with which to build the wall with MexicoTrump has said he signs the declaration to protect the country from an "invasion of drugs and criminals" that arrive in Mexico from Mexico.

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