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Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

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The article doesn’t mention that President Trump’s predecessor also used executive emergency powers. Anyway, while it’s being decided in the courts, the administration can also reappropriate some funds to get things started.

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"I think in the end we're going to be very successful with the lawsuit," Trump said. "I actually think we might do very well, even in the 9th Circuit, because it's an open and closed case."

Judge : "Can you prove this is an emergency ?"

Trump : "Err... no...?"

Judge : "Case closed."

The End.

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Of course he has the right to declare an emergency.

But it's hard to believe his inability to keep his campaign promise (2,000 miles of a beautiful, sea to shining sea 20 foot pre-cast concrete wall paid for by Mexico) constitutes an emergency.

The attention he's got the media to pay to this issue has been effective at distracting from Mueller's investigations, his conflicts of interest, nepotism, ballooning deficit, declining tax revenues because of his tax breaks for himself and the richest, higher taxes to come for the working and middle classes, weakening of environmental, consumer and worker protections, among so many others.

Only Trump's most loyal and most easily frightened followers can support Trump on this.

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Not partisan at all huh? But 77 billion on a train no one will ride? All cool on Dem side.

All the states involved in the lawsuit have Democratic attorneys

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Either Democrats won now or we win bigger later.

Good luck, Trump. Part of me wants to see you win so the next President Obama can go around Congress for spending. It should help negate things like gerrymandering and voter suppression on the right.

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Trump says ‘Radical Left’ politicians are suing to stop his emergency declaration.

And a lunatic fascist is trying to destroy the constitution and democracy of the United States.

@realDonaldTrump

As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit! California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge!

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So why are less than 1/3 of states suing?

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So why are less than 1/3 of states suing?

I don't know. What's the right answer?

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Judge : "Can you prove this is an emergency ?"

Trump : "Err... no...?"

Err, no, Trump wouldn't say that because it IS an emergency. Our border patrol agrees that there is an emergency and they need the wall to help them do their job.

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Our border patrol agrees that there is an emergency and they need the wall to help them do their job.

Border patrol has never agreed that it is an emergency...more made up stories

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How much borscht does one have to eat to before they start believing the manufactured crisis to be real? How much vodka must one drink to think a wall will keep drugs out of America? People still on here going about undermining the American people. The majority of America disagrees with Trump. The majority of the world disagrees with Trump.

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Wait till a mega-mass migrant caravan from Latin America converges on the border timed for the 2020 election and those 16 states granting them sanctuary, welcoming them as new "Democrat voters" to ensure a landslide Democrat win.

When the American people realizes what is happening, it will be too late to build a barrier/wall/fence (or whatever you want to call it) to stop them.

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Err, no, Trump wouldn't say that because it IS an emergency.

So urgent that he went to play golf just after making he's declaration.

Also, Trump on his own emergency declaration :

“I didn’t need to do this”

Case closed.

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I'm sure Trump believes he has the absolute right to do it. He also thinks that he is the best [insert anything] in the world, and that no one knows more about [insert anything] than him. The man has no credibility. Maybe he does have the absolute right, but if he does, it will be coincidental that he was correct, not because he made an accurate determination based on how things actually work in the world.

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Trump says ‘Radical Left’ politicians are suing to stop his emergency declaration.

Yes.

And a lunatic fascist is trying to destroy the constitution and democracy of the United States.

Obama?? Bernie? Hillary?

As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit! California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge

Ok, so they’ll lose later at the SC and then what?

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Judge : "Can you prove this is an emergency ?"

Trump : "Err... no...?"

Err, no, Trump wouldn't say that because it IS an emergency. Our border patrol agrees that there is an emergency and they need the wall to help them do their job.

You forgot to put the rest of the conversation...

Judge:  Mr President, I need for you to convince me this is a national emergency - first, if it is, why didn't you do anything about it for over two years...

Trump:  What?  I can't hear you.  Bad connection....

Judge:  Mr President, we need to talk, where are you?

Trump:  I'm on the 16th hole at Mar-A-Lago, having a beer with my illegal immigrant caddie....

Judge:  Uh, Mr President, is this really a national emergency?

Trump:  Dang right it is - and we just had another one - I lost my ball out of bounds - get the Army down here with their mine sweepers...

Judge:  Mr President, judgment against you....

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Trump says ‘Radical Left’ politicians are suing to stop his emergency declaration.

Yes.

No...they are trying to stop the radical fascist in the White House...

And a lunatic fascist is trying to destroy the constitution and democracy of the United States.

Obama?? Bernie? Hillary?

No, our current Fascist-in-Chief, The Great Orange Idiot (thanks Ann)...

As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit! California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge

Ok, so they’ll lose later at the SC and then what?

Same question to you - once those strict constitutionalist conservative judges turn down Donnie's leftist expansion of Executive Branch power, then what (other than crying).....?

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No...they are trying to stop the radical fascist in the White House..

So that means we need to also and seriously stop then the Socialist, fascists that just got elected and control the House.

Same question to you - once those strict constitutionalist conservative judges turn down Donnie's leftist expansion of Executive Branch power, then what (other than crying).....?

Yeah, but that probably won’t happen, since as A constitutionalist, the courts would have to make a simple determination, what’s going on at the border and did the president have the right to issue a declaration for a national emergency and seeing what has been coming along the border, it would appear that the judges would rule based on the constitution that he was within his right to do so. So will Democrats accept that outcome? They said they are for the environment but the crying and howling that will ensue after that will mean that they have to cut down more trees to make tissue.

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No...they are trying to stop the radical fascist in the White House..

So that means we need to also and seriously stop then the Socialist, fascists that just got elected and control the House.

And none of them have had seven of their closest associates hanging out with Russians - and then lying about it under oath...

Same question to you - once those strict constitutionalist conservative judges turn down Donnie's leftist expansion of Executive Branch power, then what (other than crying).....?

Yeah, but that probably won’t happen, since as A constitutionalist, the courts would have to make a simple determination, what’s going on at the border and did the president have the right to issue a declaration for a national emergency and seeing what has been coming along the border, it would appear that the judges would rule based on the constitution that he was within his right to do so. So will Democrats accept that outcome? They said they are for the environment but the crying and howling that will ensue after that will mean that they have to cut down more trees to make tissue.

The phrase "you reap what you sow" seems especially applicable here - the Repubs nominate strict constitutionalist judges, then when it comes to their expansion of government power, their own judges will block them....sweet justice...

Expect to hear more brains explode - just like when Coulter called them all "stupid"...

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And none of them have had seven of their closest associates hanging out with Russians - and then lying about it under oath...

So then, Clinton, Holder should all be locked up since they lied.....under oath.

The phrase "you reap what you sow" seems especially applicable here -

Yes and that Green new deal will be their Achilles heel.

the Repubs nominate strict constitutionalist judges, then when it comes to their expansion of government power, their own judges will block them....sweet justice.....

Calm down, Lincoln. There has been no ruling yet and you can’t say unequivocally anything, so just wait-and-see, but like with the travel that’s so many on here said they will strike it down, they were wrong, like and Coulter said-"Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots."

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And none of them have had seven of their closest associates hanging out with Russians - and then lying about it under oath...

So then, Clinton, Holder should all be locked up since they lied.....under oath.

I see you're denying due process rights to folks again - why is it Trumpers hate the Constitution?

The phrase "you reap what you sow" seems especially applicable here -

Yes and that Green new deal will be their Achilles heel.

Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanugh, Alito - all voting with the liberals to smack down Trump - priceless - Donnie will be crying in his Diet Coke...

the Repubs nominate strict constitutionalist judges, then when it comes to their expansion of government power, their own judges will block them....sweet justice.....

Calm down, Lincoln. There has been no ruling yet and you can’t say unequivocally anything, so just wait-and-see, but like with the travel that’s so many on here said they will strike it down, they were wrong, like and Coulter said-"Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots."

I'm glad you quoted Ann - she also said you and other Trumpers were stupid - I assume you agree with her on that too...

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I see you're denying due process rights to folks again

I didn’t hear you demanding that for Kavanagh or the President for that matter.

Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanugh, Alito - all voting with the liberals to smack down Trump - priceless - Donnie will be crying in his Diet Coke...

Yes and Bernie is a Wall St. Capitalist.

I'm glad you quoted Ann - she also said you and other Trumpers were stupid - I assume you agree with her on that too...

I agree with her when she said that about Democrats saying-"There are a lot of bad republicans; there are no good democrats."

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I see you're denying due process rights to folks again

I didn’t hear you demanding that for Kavanagh or the President for that matter.

Sure I did - once he's tried and convicted, off to Mar-A-Lockup he goes... You guys don't even recognize constitutional protections - I assume because you want America to be like Russia...

Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanugh, Alito - all voting with the liberals to smack down Trump - priceless - Donnie will be crying in his Diet Coke...

Yes and Bernie is a Wall St. Capitalist.

""Yes" - am glad you agree with me that the conservative judges will rule against Trump...

I'm glad you quoted Ann - she also said you and other Trumpers were stupid - I assume you agree with her on that too...

I agree with her when she said that about Democrats saying-"There are a lot of bad republicans; there are no good democrats."

But she also said there were some "stupid" Repubs - those that support Trump...

So your conservative icon, the one that you said you "loved", just called you stupid - aren't you insulted?

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Bass: So that means we need to also and seriously stop then the Socialist, fascists that just got elected and control the House.

The socialists won the House, the fascists are the minority. It's the opposite in the Senate where the fascists have the majority.

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The socialists won the House, the fascists are the minority.

So why do the Democrats support the Green deal? They should know their Marxist ideas will never take off. NEVER! It’ll be like the Spruce Goose, awesome looking, but too big to fly.

It's the opposite in the Senate where the fascists have the majority.*

No, the Democrats are in the minority, not the majority. But yeah, their fascists policies may work in States like CA and NY...but that’s about it.

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It’ll be like the Spruce Goose, awesome looking, but too big to fly.

The Spruce Goose flew.

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Congress is a limp noodle on immigration and always will be. The MSM globalists won’t show the truth, just tissue stories and blame. Finally a Pres to push them off their corporate lounge chairs and force them to act.

so it’s not surprising their WHAAAMbulance reaction.

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Selective memory - who coined the phrase "Lock Her Up"?

From the same people that said, “he’s a crook.”

Three dodges in one post - a new record! Once more:  So your conservative icon, the one that you said you "loved", just called you stupid - aren't you insulted? Do you agree? Does she speak for conservatives?

But seriously, does it bother or do you feel insulted that Ann calls Democrats-*"I'm more of a man than any liberal." Don’t that bother you guys?
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The Spruce Goose flew.

For a few minutes and never flew again

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“I didn’t need to do this” Case closed.

What Trump was saying was he shouldn't have needed to do this if Congress had done their job. Poor choice of words. Case not closed, sorry.

You forgot to put the rest of the conversation...

Judge: Mr President, judgment against you...

You forgot the rest of the conversation...

Trump: Supreme Court says otherwise. Heh.

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These 16 states choose to take action against President Trump's National Emergency declaration because their hatred and anti-President Trump. These Governors are wasting tax payers' money.

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These 16 states choose to take action against President Trump's National Emergency declaration because their hatred and anti-President Trump. These Governors are wasting tax payers' money.

No, these people are trying to stop the wasting of taxpayer money on a wall that neither the people, the border states, nor the border patrol want.

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No, these people are trying to stop the wasting of taxpayer money on a wall that neither the people, the border states, nor the border patrol want.

You don't listen to border patrol very well, do you? I could give you links, but you won't watch them, lol.

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