Trump has prepared statement declaring national emergency to build $7 billion wall: CNN
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President Donald Trump is preparing to call a national emergency in order to get funds for his border wall if Congress won't give him the funds according to CNN.


"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 said according to CNN.

In addition the draft says, "Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C 1601, et seq.), hereby declare that a national emergency exists at the southern border of the United States."

The presidential proclamation is also seeking more than $7 billion to fund Trump's wall at the US-Mexico border.

This story is still developing.