In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. President Trump made the announcement we’ve been waiting for.
“If we don’t make a deal with Congress, most likely I will do that, [declare a national emergency]” Trump said. “I would actually say I would.”
Will Congress negotiate?
Trump made it clear that he wants to avoid going around Congress – if that’s possible.
Fox News reports:
Trump did not lay out a specific timetable for when he might take such a step, saying: “I think we’re going to see what happens over the next few days.” However, he appeared to hold out hope for making a deal to secure wall funding and fully reopen the government.
“We should be able to make a deal with Congress,” the president said. “If you look, Democrats, in Congress, especially the new ones coming in, are starting to say, ‘Wait a minute, we can’t win this battle with Trump, because of the fact that it’s just common sense. How can we say that a wall doesn’t work?’”
Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the congressional leaders on the Democratic side, have backed themselves into a corner with their base, making negotiation difficult.
The president said a wall would be “virtually a hundred percent effective and [House Speaker] Nancy [Pelosi] and [Senate Democratic Leader] Chuck [Schumer] know that, but it’s politics. It’s about the 2020 campaign, it’s about running for president. That’s what they’re doing. They’re already doing it. It’s a shame. They’ve got to put the country first.”
He’s absolutely right – and it’s a total disgrace.
The same Democrats that are refusing to negotiate now, were complaining about “Congressional gridlock” during the Obama administration.
And at the same time, they were pretending to care about border security and paying lip service to the idea of a wall.
That was before they showed their true colors. Now, Democrats are committed to a full open-borders policy.
Fortunately for Americans, they can’t stop the president from protecting the citizens of this country. Whether it’s through a negotiated deal with Democrats, or through the declaration of a national emergency, Trump has the power to do what needs to be done.
And from the sound of it, he’s ready to use it.