President Donald J. Trump at the Oval office stopped short of declaring a national emergency, censured Democrats for crises in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday.
Speaking from the Oval Office, the President cast the border issue as a crisis and railed against crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
Trump did not declare the matter a national emergency, which could have allowed him to fund his promised border wall without congressional approval.
The President has openly weighed taking that step in the past days, and the White House counsel’s office continues to assess its legality.
“We have asked congress to remove border security loopholes so that the illegal immigrants along their children can be safely return to their home”. Trump said
President Donald Trump said that the Law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for physical barrier and it would be a steel barrier rather concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. This is just common sense.
He said that the cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year. The wall will also be paid for the great new trade deal US have made with Mexico.
Trump said that the Democrats have changed their minds only after he was elected as president.
He said that the Democrats in the congress have refused to acknowledge the crises. Trump holds Democrats responsible for the crises.
He said that the federal government remains shutdown for only reason that the Democrats will not fund for border security.
“My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by this situation. But the only solution is for democrats to pass spending bill that the fence or borders and reopens the government.
This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting”. Trump said
“I have invited congressional leadership to the White house tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully we can rise above politics in order to support national security”. President Trump said