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Trump Says's He'll Declare National Emergency to Build Wall If No Deal Is Made With Democrats

2019-01-11 00:18
President Trump said this morning that if he doesn’t reach an agreement with the Democrats, he is considering getting the funds by declaring a national emergency. Soundbite:PO-24TH “I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency. I haven't done it yet. I may do it. If this doesn't work out probably I will do it. I would almost say definitely.” :PO-36TH “Either we're going to win or make a compromise. I'm okay to making a compromise. Compromise is in my vocabulary very strongly. So we're either going to have a win, make a compromise -- because I think a compromise is a win for everybody." Trump also said that he may not be going to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum later this month if the government remains partially closed. And later this afternoon he announced in a tweet that he had decided not to attend. Soundbite:PO-65TH if the shutdown continues, I won't go. I had planned to go. It's been very successful when I went. We have a great story to tell. We have the best job numbers we've ever had in many ways. Certainly with African-Americans, with Hispanics, with Asian-Americans. And overall we have the best job numbers in at least 50 years. We have a lot of great things happening. The economy is incredible, we're negotiating and having tremendous success with China”