Trump demands U.S. border wall, sidesteps declaring emergency
09 January, 2019, 07:28 | Author: Eloise Houston
"Now that the television networks have chose to air the President's address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime", Democrat leaders Senator Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement last night, even as various liberal quarters demanded that Trump's speech should be subjected to a delayed telecast to enable instant fact-checking given his propensity for lies and dissembling.
But after days of hinting he might use presidential powers to declare an emergency as a first step toward directing money for the wall without congressional approval, Mr Trump said he would continue seeking a solution to the impasse with Congress. But the president was not expected to make that declaration Tuesday night, said two people familiar with the White House plans, although it was possible he could change course. It could potentially unlock military dollars for building the wall.
He will meet with Republican lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Trump used to say that Mexico will pay for the wall, but since that is impossible, he has endorsed the weird claim that the wall will pay for itself.
The government shutdown has reached its 17th day, making it the third-longest shutdown in United States history. About a quarter of US agencies have been shut down since last month and hundreds of thousands of government workers are likely to miss paycheques this week.
Trump will tell the American people that there is "a humanitarian and security crisis" at the border, Pence said in television interviews on Tuesday morning.
"The better he does with that, the better it helps us to get to where we need to go".
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed unauthorized immigrants for killing Americans, taking their jobs and flooding his country with drugs as he doubled down on demands that Congress hand over US$5.7-billion for a wall on the border with Mexico in a nationally televised address. Critics say the security risks are overblown and the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.
In fact, a study by the libertarian Cato Institute a year ago found that crime rates among immigrants in Texas - both legal and unauthorized - were lower than those among native-born Americans. But the number of families coming over the border has risen sharply, putting a strain on health care and immigration services that came into sharp focus with the deaths of two migrant children.
"Some have suggested a barrier is immoral", Mr. Trump said.
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"At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall". Added Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: "The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall". Robert Menendez said Trump is on an 'egotistical quest'.
It will be Trump's first live address to the nation. Over Caesar salad and iced tea, Trump projected confidence that his strategy was working, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reported.
He noted that the proposal drafted afterwards by the White House included what the other side had asked for, but said Democrats were not willing to negotiate while the government remains closed.
On Monday, the Trump administration agreed to let the IRS pay out tax refunds if the government shutdown extends into filing season. That shutdown exemption would break from past practice and could be challenged.
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Trump tweeted late Saturday that he is going to Camp David Sunday to discuss border security and other topics with senior staff. Democratic Senator Doug Jones, appearing on the same programme, said the White House has not presented a plan to use the money.
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