Breaking: Trump Signs Budget Deal And Declares Emergency

Ken AshfordCongress, Immigration and Xenophobia, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Trump is live now. Trying to spin this as a win.

Trump: “I didn’t need to do this. but I’d rather do it much faster”.

That doesn’t sound like an emergency.

Asked about “outside conservative voices” and their influence, Trump immediately talks about Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, and praises them. He says he doesn’t know Ann Coulter, and hasn’t spoke to her in a year, and says she is “off the reservation.” Praises Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson. But he says Hannity, Limbaugh, and Coulter had no impact on his national emergency declaration: “They don’t decide policy” Then talks about 52 approval poll at Rassmusson.

Acosta and another reporter are challenging Trump’s numbers. And Trump keeps giving anecdotal evidence.

Trump finally says he gets “many stats” and cites Homeland Security, but doesn’t give specific stats, except that the country is losing “millions and millions” every month because of illegal immigration.

There actually WAS some information there. It looks like Trump, rather than declaring a NEW emergency declaration, is going to tack his issue onto an already existing declaration that Obama declared, probably this one.

UPDATE: Here it is officially. Doesn’t look like he is invoking the Obama thing.

And here comes the ACLU: