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It has now been over two weeks since the government was initially shut down from debate over border wall funding. Recently, serious talks have just re-opened up between the Democrats and the Republicans, but no one seems to be holding their breath in terms of getting the Government reopen.
Right before the President went to Camp David on a presidential retreat on Sunday, President Trump was pressed by reporters where he let it slip that he was considering declaring a national emergency in order to get past congress and fund his border wall. The Democrats, however, have vowed to create a legal fight for the president, should he consider to do that. The national emergency proclamation will more than likely be overturned in the Supreme Court, should the Democrats decide to pursue it, even with a 5-3 republican majority.
Trump says he can declare national emergency simply based on the numbers of confiscated cocaine, murder rates, and other drug and criminal paraphernalia. This has created controversy in the media, and controversy among the republican party itself as to whether or not Trump has the legal right to do this.
Trump is supposed to give a National Address on Tuesday, the 8th, at 9 PM EST about border security and it can be speculated as to whether he will declare national emergency then.