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Trump leans toward declaring state of emergency on border

Feb 10, 2019 | ,


President Donald Trump gave his strongest indication yet Friday that he will soon declare a state of emergency, bypassing the need for congressional approval to fund a controversial US-Mexico border wall.

Trump hinted in remarks at a White House meeting on cross-border trafficking that a declaration -- which would further heat the political temperature around the issue -- could even come in his State of the Union speech to Congress next Tuesday.

"Well, I’m saying listen closely to the State of the Union, I think you’ll find it very exciting," Trump said.

"I’m certainly thinking about it," he said of declaring the emergency. "I think there’s a good chance we’ll have to do that."

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