Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted to end his border emergency declaration, with 12 of Trump's fellow Republicans joining Democrats.

The national emergency I declared last month was authorized by Congress under the 1976 National Emergencies Act, and there haven't been too many that are bigger [emergencies] than we have right at our own border.

"The President acted well within his discretion in declaring a national emergency concerning the southern border", wrote Boyd in a disclaimer issued to the press shortly after Trump played his trump card.

The statement continued: "The problem with this is that after a revolutionary war against a king, our nation's founders gave to Congress the power to approve all spending so that the president would not have too much power".

"Yesterday, Congress passed a unsafe resolution that if signed into law, would put countless Americans in danger". Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it, and I'm very proud to veto it.

The White House sought to pare back Republican defections leading up to the vote, with the President and White House aides making clear to Republican senators that a vote against Trump on this issue would have ramifications come re-election time. But for those who broke from party ranks to vote for the termination resolution, the president said they were "doing what they have to do", adding that he did not pressure them for their vote.

People hate the word "invasion", but that's what it is - it's an invasion of drugs, and criminals, and people.

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the president's emergency declaration was legal. The House is not expected to have the two-thirds of the chamber's support needed to override the President's veto.

He said the vote against the president was also a vote "against the America people and their safety and security".

On Thursday, Trump tweeted "VETO!", following the Senate vote. The president has been strong on that.

As the USA and the European Union struggle to iron out their differences on trade, Trump said, "they are willing to talk to us and if they don't talk to us, we're going to do something that's going to be pretty severe economically".

The president has said he wants a wall to prevent immigrants from crossing into the United States illegally.

The large numbers have put a strain on immigration enforcement, although critics say a wall would do little to discourage the crossings since many of those apprehended at the border turn themselves in voluntarily.

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