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Many of President Trump’s Republican allies have called a national emergency ill-advised, and Democrats immediately called the move unconstitutional. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the House Armed Services Committee chairman, said that Trump’s plan was “utterly disrespectful” to members of the military.
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President Trump basically admitted that this was a choice for him — a matter of expediency, quite literally — and not something required by events on the ground.
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After three weeks of pained negotiations to keep the federal government open, President Trump almost blew the whole thing up again.
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President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border — but not without making a scene full of false claims, offbeat comments and tense exchanges.
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