Trump announces he'll be signing the final paperwork to declare a national emergency.
President Donald Trump confirmed that he'd be signing the final papers for a national emergency. The contentious move is to push back against "the national security crisis on our southern border." Trump compared his move to former presidents who've done the same for what he feels were less significant reasons.
"I'm going to be signing a national emergency, and it’s been signed many times before. It’s been signed by other presidents from 1977 or so it gave the presidents the power," Trump said. "There’s rarely been a problem. They sign it, nobody cares. I guess they weren’t very exciting."
During his speech, Trump also addressed the high likelihood that he'll be taken to court over the matter. After signing the paperwork, Trump said, "We will then be sued," before spiraling into the endless possibilities that follow.
"We will possibly get another bad ruling, and then we’ll get another bad ruling, and then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court," he said.
Now that he's gearing up to receive funding for his long-lusted border wall, he seemed to complain that he'll be receiving too much money for the border, saying, "We have so much money we don’t know what to do with it."
His decision to declare a national emergency hasn't only drawn criticism from Democrats but also from Republican Senators as well.