President Trump signed a bill funding the government and also declared a national emergency to get the money needed to build a wall along the southern border.
President Trump was unhappy with a bipartisan deal to fund the government and decided to look for money elsewhere.
Even the President admits that the process won’t be easy.
By a series of actions, President Trump is able to redirect more than $6 billion from federal funds, including the defense and treasury departments.
“A power grab by disappointed President who has gone outside the bounds of the law,” Democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement.
“Sadly we’ll be sued, and sadly it’ll go through a process, and happily we’ll win. I think,” President Trump said.
“It is repulsive that a chicken hawk like President Trump would steal money from our troops, damage our military readiness, and undermine our national security all in the name of going around Congress because he didn’t get his way,” U.S. Representative (D-Fl 23rd District), Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said.
An Arkansas lawmaker took to Twitter to praise President Trump for this decision to declare a national emergency for wall funding.
“From day one the President has been committed to securing America’s southern border and today he honored that promise,” Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tweeted. “I support these efforts to restore security and integrity to our immigration system.”