WASHINGTON | Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit

10Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON—Jan 10, 2019— President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up.

The partial government shutdown dragged into a 20th day with hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job or working without pay as the wall fight persisted.

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