Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned President Trump privately this week about the consequences of declaring a national emergency to build his border wall, telling him the move could trigger political blowback and divide the GOP, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the exchange.
Driving home his claim that illegal crossings have created a national humanitarian and security crisis, President Trump on Thursday took his case for a border wall to this city in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest regions of the southern border and the epicenter of his administration’s controversial family separations.
As the impact of the government shutdown is felt across the nation, in Washington, D.C., there’s little end in sight. President Trump is reportedly considering more controversial ways to get his border wall.
After abruptly walking out of budget negotiations with Democrats to end the government shutdown, President Trump on Thursday is taking his case for building a wall to the U. S-Mexico border, where he claims illegal crossings have created a humanitarian and security crisis.
President Trump doubled down on one of the biggest gambles of his presidency on Tuesday night with a televised appeal to pressure Congress into paying for his long-promised border wall, even at the cost of leaving the government partly closed until lawmakers give in.