President Trump droned on for about an hour at his press conference this morning in which he announced that he was declaring a national emergency to build the border wall:
“WASHINGTON — President Trump declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress refused to give him, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a fundamental confrontation over separation of powers.
In a televised announcement in the Rose Garden, Mr. Trump said he would sign the declaration to protect the country from the flow of drugs, criminals and illegal immigrants coming across the border from Mexico, which he characterized as a profound threat to national security.
“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border and we’re going to do it one way or the other,” he said. “It’s an invasion,” he added. “We have an invasion of drugs and criminals coming into our country.” …”
I watched the whole thing and waited to hear whether he was signing the awful spending bill. He said that he expected to lose some federal court battles and took some shots at Ann Coulter who he described as “off the reservation,” but didn’t say whether he had signed it.
Note: I expect we will have some news on that by the end of the day. Stay tuned. All hell is going to break loose when he signs it.