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Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

Firstpost Saturday, 12 January 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act. "We want Congress to do its job," Trump said during a White House event on border security, adding that Democratic lawmakers "should come back and vote." "What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency," the Republican president said
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Trump invokes Obama in his border wall fight 09:40

President Trump tweeted a video Thursday of former President Obama in 2014 talking about a crisis at the border. Former Obama White House communications director Anita Dunn explains the difference in their messages on CBSN's "Red & Blue."

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