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tacocat  ·  587 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: McConnell Says Trump Plans to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Trump plans to declare national emergency to appease his base because he will never get his way. Even though he turned down money for the wall in exchange for permanent DACA solution. He is truly a master of deal artistry. If a republican challenged Trump in 2020 and then won the election I would be momentarily relieved just to have this bullshit be over

tg  ·  587 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It makes me wonder if the house will simply draft a new bill with no border wall money? Declaring an emergency is just gonna be fought in the courts and likely lose (I hope), and then he doesn't really have any other option than to take whatever new deal the democrats come up with after he's pissed them off a second time. He got less money this time around and brought his already abysmal approval rating lower during the shutdown, how does he think it's a good idea to roll over it a second time and ruin his chances of getting any money at all???