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Trump doubles down on wall at trafficking event

2019-02-01 20:17
President Donald Trump doubled down on the need for a wall or possibly declaring a national emergency during a human trafficking event of the White House Friday. Trump convened a round table to highlight the plight of human trafficking, that included Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen and many others. The president told reporters during the meeting that Democrats are doing a “tremendous disservice” by refusing to give him money for the wall, which he argues is exacerbating the trafficking issue. Trump has threatened to circumvent Congress and declare a national emergency if lawmakers can’t agree to a border deal by a February 15 deadline. Trump hinted that he might make an announcement in his State of the Union and urged reporters to listen closely to his speech.