Trump again hints at national emergency to bypass Congress for wall funding

Trump to visit Mexico border

"Clarification from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter: 'I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue, '" The Carter Center wrote on Twitter on Monday. "Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern", he said.

Trump's Oval Office remarks, scheduled for 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) will be the president's latest attempt to convince Democrats, not to mention furloughed government workers, to support his push for a steel barrier on the US southern border that he says is needed to curb the flow of drugs and illegal immigration.

New House speaker Nancy Pelosi will this week start passing bills to reopen government agencies, starting with the treasury in an attempt to ensure people receive tax refunds threatened by the government closure. The White House is committed to keeping the government partially shutdown until an agreement can be reached over funding for the border wall.

On Monday the White House requested air time for the speech, as is customary in the relationship between a president and the press. He said experts have said neither a wall nor fencing is what's really needed at the border but rather technology, drones and more personnel. "In 2006 and 2016, bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall or fence or physical barrier - whatever you want to call it", he explained.

Trump may intend to use the address to declare a "national emergency" over immigration, which he thinks would allow him to have the military build his wall.

The president will continue pressing his case with a trip to the US southern border on Thursday.

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"Is there any reason to believe that the president can now get more from the Democrats than he ever asked for in the two years his party was in control of Congress?" asked CNN host John King. He exhorted Democrats in Congress to "come back from vacation" and approve funding for his wall.

-Mexican border. An impasse over his demand for wall funds resulted in a partial government shutdown, now in its third week.

Advisers have warned Trump about the legal battle the administration will surely face if he does declare a national emergency to fulfill his signature campaign promise amid a clash with Democrats over funding the wall. Such a decision would nearly certainly face a legal challenge.

Another speech: We might see Trump speak to the nation again this month.

Trump asserted that he could relate to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who aren't getting paid, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall.

With the impact of the partial shutdown rippling across the country, acting White House budget director Russell Vought sent a letter to congressional leaders Sunday detailing the administration's demands.

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