Trump says he could use emergency powers to build border wall

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Nancy Pelosi, then House Minority Leader, listens while U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer argue before a meeting at the White House, on December 11, 2018.

"The fact is, a wall is an immorality", Pelosi continued, standing firmly against the president's push for border wall funding. Asked if declaring a national emergency was a threat hanging over Democrats, Trump said, "I'd never threaten anybody, but I am allowed to do that, yes".

"Yes, I have. And I can do it if I want", Trump said.

"We can call a national emergency because of the security of our country, absolutely", he said. I may do it.

"Congressman Hunter believes President Trump needs to stand strong on the issue of border security and his description of it as a "national emergency" means he has a firm grasp of its importance". And it's another way of doing it.

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If Finch is left out, Usman Khawaja will open with Marcus Harris, and Labuschagne slotting in the middle-order. Steve Waugh's teenage son could feature for Australia in the fourth Test at the SCG.

For a president to use his emergency powers, there has to be a justified reason, typically a result of war or disaster.

San Diego County's congressional representatives emailed comments to 10News regarding the president's statements. Building a wall - and having Mexico pay for it - was one of Trump's main promises when he ran for president in 2016.

Democrats have called the wall immoral, ineffective and medieval.

"A dollar?" Pelosi said, laughingly.

Credit rating agency Moody's said the shutdown will cause minimal USA economic and credit market disruption but there could be a more severe impact on financial markets and the broad economy if the closure is protracted.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean officials after the North canceled it at the last minute in November. TV screens show US President Donald Trump, right, meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Congress has adjourned until Tuesday, meaning the shutdown will last into next week.

The legislation will set the stage for the first major battle of the new Congress between House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republicans led by McConnell. He has since said they are responsible. If we do a good job getting America back on track, we will more likely win the White House and a majority-Democratic U.S. Senate in 2020.

The partial shutdown is straining the country's immigration system, worsening backlogs in courts and complicating hiring for employers.

The second part of the package would fund federal agencies that are now unfunded, such as the Justice, Commerce and Transportation departments, through September 30, the end of the federal fiscal year.

As of Thursday, the house is Democrat-controlled.

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