Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall (UPDATE)

President Trump confirmed that he’s going to declare a national emergency over border wall funding.

Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have released a joint statement in response to the president’s announcement, calling it “unlawful.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Donald Trump plans on declaring a national emergency in order to guarantee funding for his border wall. The senator said that prior to circumventing the legislative branch, the president intends on signing a border security funding bill to avoid another government shutdown.