Trump threatens to use emergency power to build wall, end shutdown

Trump threatens to use emergency power to build wall, end shutdownMCALLEN, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flanked by border agents who are going without paychecks during a government shutdown, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial U.S. government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 20th day with no sign of new talks to resolve the impasse. “We can declare a national emergency.



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