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Trump may declare national emergency over border wall
[U.S. President Donald Trump] I may declare a national emergency, depending on what is going to happen over the next few days. President Donald Trump said on Jan. 6 he is considering whether to declare a national emergency in order to obtain funding for the U.S-Mexico border wall. Vice President Mike Pence had planned to meet with congressional leaders on the afternoon of Jan. 6. PO-15SU [U.S. President Donald Trump] I don’t expect anything to happen at that meeting, nor does the vice president, but I think we’re going to have some very serious talks come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.” Democrats have refused to give in to Trump’s requested amount, committing only to their original offer of $1.3 billion for border security purposes that does not include any money for the border wall. A national emergency declaration could bypass congressional approval as the shutdown—now in its 16th day—forges ahead.