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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

Trump Says He Won't Declare National Emergency to Build the Wall...For Now: 'We Want Congress to...

Source: Mediaite


Trump Says He Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build the Wall…For Now: ‘We Want Congress to Do Its Job’

by Julio Rosas | Jan 11th, 2019, 3:25 pm 324

With the partial government shutdown set to become the longest in U.S. history, President Donald Trump said his administration is no longer looking to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall on the U.S-Mexico border. They instead would, according to accounts of a White House pool spray from multiple reporters, rather have Congress “do its job.”






Trump has been toying with the idea of using declaration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the wall, according to ABC News.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-says-he-wont-declare-national-emergency-to-build-the-wall-for-now-we-want-congress-to-do-its-job/



UPDATE:

Trump Backs Off: ‘Not Looking’ To Declare National Emergency ‘So Fast’


By Kate Riga
January 11, 2019 3:27 pm

President Donald Trump said Friday that he does not intend to declare a national emergency “so fast,” despite his evident recent delight in threatening to do so.


“I’m not going to do it so fast,” Trump told the White House press pool. “We want Congress to do its job. What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency.”

He said as recently as Friday morning that he “can’t imagine any reason” why he shouldn’t declare national emergency to get his wall funding.

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https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-backs-off-national-emergency

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Reply Trump Says He Won't Declare National Emergency to Build the Wall...For Now: 'We Want Congress to... (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:07 PM

1. When is a national emergency not an emergency?

Why, right now, Trumpy!

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:26 PM

19. How can you have an emergency in the future if it's not an emergency now?

Inquiring minds want to know.

If there is predicted to be no change in circumstances six months from now, and those future circumstances will be used to justify declaring an emergency then, why is it not an emergency now?

Trump wants to be dictator.

Putin wants to destroy the government of the United States.

One stone, two birds.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:18 PM

22. Exactly what I was thinking.

Sooner or later, this emergency/not an emergency logic will sink in at the White House, and a LIHOP/MIHOP situation could occur that gives Trump declarative authority that fulfills this wish of his plus the opportunity to strangle democracy in a way that both he and Putin find most satisfying.

And the MAGAbillies will applaud.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:08 PM

2. The House has done it's job, passed funding legislation to reopen the government. It's the Senate

that has failed. McConnell needs to do his job.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:08 PM

3. REOPEN the Government, Republicans!!!!!

But will they?

Mitchie!!! You have some esplainin' to do!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:10 PM

5. Trump: "We Want..."

You got a mouse in your pocket, Trump?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

6. A Trump Show cliffhanger - Tune in for the next terrific episode

Attention whore motherfucker

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:18 PM

7. HOw sick is it we know anything this vile punk says about anything.

NOt fit to wash cars for a living, we should not even know his fucking name

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:20 PM

8. And so begins his backpedaling to try to save face...

He was probably told it wasn't legal and now he's trying to act like he's being cautious and thoughtful hoping his smack down by Pelosi will be forgotten.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:21 PM

9. He wants to prolong the chaos

It's what he does

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:30 PM

10. I call bullshit

The White House legal team told Trump he couldn't declare a National Emergency to get his stupid wall. If he had tried, the legal challenges would have been legion. At least one judge would have issued an injunction freezing any construction. The military could not violate the law on Trump's say-so as it would be an illegal order which they are not obliged to follow.

Add to this mess the problem with so much private land being owned along the border. I have a friend who has a 350-acre ranch on the Arizona/Mexico border. If her land is claimed through Eminent Domain, I guarantee you she will fight tooth and nail through the legal system. I suspect that most land owners would take similar actions. This would tie up any construction for years of litigation.

As usual, Trump is simply trying to make it look like he's magnanimous when, in fact, he's been stymied.

Trump is an idiot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:30 PM

11. He's waiting for congress to save his butt by passing a veto proof bill. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:35 PM

12. Donny, Donny, I know it is easy for an old guy to get confused... Senate, not House.

I know there are 2 branches of Congress and telling the difference between them is hard for people that don't pay a lot of attentions to all that politics stuff. The House has done their job, well sort of. The took a shortcut and passed the same bills that the Senate passed just a month ago. But because the last Congress is over, the Senate now just needs to pass the same bill that all the senators of the last Congress thought was great - all of them voted for it. There are a small handful of new senators that haven't had a chance to vote on the great bill yet, and we know how important it is to Mitch to have new senators vote on bills they haven't had a chance to vote on, he had many, many votes on bills a couple years back that the only reason was to give new senators a chance to record a vote.

But something has happened to Mitch, I think he might be getting senile, he is keeping those senators from voting on a bill that he, himself, voted for just a few weeks ago. What you need to do is pick up the phone (I don't think there are any golf carts to drive you over to his office with the shutdown and all) and tell Mitch to do his job. Mitch needs to produce a bill. That where this whole thing is stalled, not the House. Have Mitch get a bill signed, they will bring it over to you, you sign it and you can go golfing again. Doesn't suck having to stay in that miserable White House? I mean, they don't even have KFC or Big Macs! Talk to Mitch, get him to vote on a bill. trust me, at your age, a couple weeks off the links and your game will go to hell. You'll lose your swing, for Christ sake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

13. Translation: He was told he could not do it without risking being impeached.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:32 PM

25. Yep

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

14. So there is no emergency then.. if it can wait a few more weeks or months.

What an idiot.. by delaying the declaration of a national emergency he is admitting there is no real emergency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:05 PM

15. We also want Congress to do its job

Specifically the Senate, to bring the vote to the bills they'd already approved, and have been passed by the House. McConnell very likely can bring a veto-proof vote; he just refuses to.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:08 PM

16. Phony response

The truth is declaring a bogus emergency would be another impeachable offense to throw on the already enormous pile.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:17 PM

17. Then Benidict Donald better

blow in a call to lazy low energy Mitch and tell him to get to work.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:19 PM

18. Check the right-wing sites. They are PISSED at trump for this.

They were feeling that National Emergency in their bones, and their Fearless Leader wussed out on them. Gotta love it.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

20. Trump's legal advisers are warning him about setting a precedence

If Trump declares a national emergency for boarder security, he sets a precedence for every President who follows him.

When the next President is a Democrat, we will declare that Climate Change is a National Emergency, and proceed to bankrupt every rich Republican business. We will change the world, and there is not a thing the Republicans can do to stop it.

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Response to Optical.Catalyst (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:26 PM

23. Except he doesn't give two shits about what happens when he's gone.

So I wonder what convinced him.

I heard today that the Supreme Court would likely overturn the declaration pretty promptly, based on the actual facts. Perhaps having a list of his lies spelled out in a court decision would be embarrassing for him.

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Response to Optical.Catalyst (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:43 PM

29. Koch Bros must have had an aha moment & called him.

Probably also the NRA, literally in this national emergency line of fire.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:36 PM

21. Blink

I wonder who got through to him and how.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:28 PM

24. If it can wait it ain't an emergency, fucknuts. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:34 PM

26. If you can wait to decide whether to do it, it's not an emergency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:39 PM

27. Trump drives the bus over McConnell again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:41 PM

28. abusive shitster keeps big threat dangled over victims.

"you better do what i say or i'm gonna do it! don't make me do it!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:12 PM

30. The MFer said (approximately) "call it what ever you want, just approve it."

If the funds are approved to begin, my suggestion for the name is "The President Sean Hannity Memorial Wall". Without Sean, The MFer would never have gathered the courage to proceed. Thank you, Sean.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:17 PM

31. Ari Melber destroys trump's claim of an emergency

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:52 PM

32. Told ya.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2240598

He is really not that hard to read. And though this may sound like a joke, it is actually almost entirely accurate: if he says he'll do it, he will not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:53 PM

33. Border security also wasn't an "emergency" for the past 2 years when R's held all 3 branches

They've had 2 years to do literally anything they want, but apparently this issue became an emergency in late December 2018? And suddenly it's SO urgent that we have to shut down the government. Or declare a state of emergency, which he'll decide at some future time.

Because, emergency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:57 PM

34. It is past time to declare Trump as a national emergency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:02 PM

35. At least there's still one grown-up in the room talking him off the ledge...

or at least a few commentators on Fox who also pointed out what a stupid plan it was.

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