The Associated Press (AP) reports this morning that Donald Trump is planning to do two big things today:
- Sign into law the bill that Congress passed yesterday funding border security while also keeping the government open, and
- Declare a national emergency when he appears in the Rose Garden at 10 a.m. for remarks on “the national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”
To keep his right-wing anti-immigrant base happy he now plans to bypass Congress and siphon billions of dollars from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican border.
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