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VOTE: How Soon Should Trump Declare A National Emergency?

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Nick Sherman Contributor

President Donald Trump has floated the idea of declaring a ‘national emergency’ to get the funding he needs for the wall at the southern border.

Trump proposed the idea during the partial government shutdown earlier in January. (RELATED: Trump May Declare A National Emergency At Border)

With the partial government shutdown over, for now, Trump worried that negotiating with Pelosi may be a waste of time.

“I’ll wait until the 15th. I think it’ll be a waste of time,” Trump said, according to the Daily Caller.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a photo of a "Typical Standard Wall Design" January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis - RC1D25157970

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a photo of a “Typical Standard Wall Design” January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis – RC1D25157970

However, according to the Congressional Research Service, the President may be able to build the wall without getting congressional approval or declaring a national emergency.

Trump even just recently tweeted “We will build a human wall if necessary. If we had a real wall, this would be a non-event!”