Watch: Trump announces national emergency on border, despite likely legal challenge

By Thomas McKinless
Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:32pm
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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to redirect $6.6 billion from the Defense and Treasury departments to fund the construction of a Southern Border wall. “We will have a national emergency, and we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we’ll get another bad ruling, and then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court and hopefully we’ll get a fair shake,” Trump said in a Rose Garden press briefing.