REPORT: President Trump Prepares For National Emergency Wall-Building
President Donald Trump seems closer to finally declaring a national emergency to build the southern border Wall to secure the United States of America from criminal cartels, drug smugglers, and terrorists. (READ: How President Trump Can Build An Emergency Border Wall With Best Results).
Now, keep in mind this is CNN, which definitely does not want a Wall, so there could be some more psy-ops going on (i.e. CNN trying to squash the announcement before it happens by whipping up a press frenzy that Jared Kushner would get nervous about), but that can work both ways. Deplorables definitely want this proclamation to happen, and Democrats are doing everything they can to obstruct in Congress while the government shutdown continues. Deplorable fanfare can win the narrative on this and make it happen.
“The massive amount of aliens who unlawfully enter the United States each day is a direct threat to the safety and security of our nation and constitutes a national emergency,” a draft of a presidential proclamation reads.
According to options being considered, the administration could pull: $681 million from treasury forfeiture funds, $3.6 billion in military construction, $3 billion in Pentagon civil works funds, and $200 million in Department of Homeland Security funds, the official said.
The Defense Department referred a request for comment from CNN to the White House, which has not responded.
If the declaration is made, the US Army Corps of Engineers would be deployed to construct the wall, some of which could be built on private property and would therefore require the administration to seize the land, which is permitted if it’s for public use.
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