Trump threatens to declare national emergency in order to get his wall built
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President Donald Trump on Friday said he was considering declaring a national emergency to build his wall without Congressional approval -- but that no one should consider it a "threat."


"We can call a national emergency because of the security of our country. I haven't done it. I may do it," Trump told a reporter in the Rose Garden. "We can call a national emergency and do it very quickly."

"Is that a threat hanging over the Democrats?" replied the reporter.

"I never threaten anybody," said the president. "But I am allowed to do it," he added after a pregnant pause.

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