Donald Trump Cancels Davos Trip Over US-Mexico Border Wall Row

Sen. Marco Rubio: National Emergency Move Could Hurt GOP

US President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his upcoming trip to the annual global conference at Davos, blaming the ongoing row in Washington over building wall on the border with Mexico. The president argues this is essential for border security and claims the current situation is a crisis.

Graham's remarks reflect the building frustration on Capitol Hill on the 20th day of the partial government shutdown over President Trump's $5 billion demand for border wall funding which the Democrats are refusing to meet.

"I had an opportunity to talk to President Trump a few moments ago, and wanted to indicate to our colleagues that he will sign the bill that we've been discussing here to guarantee that government workers who've been displaced as a result of the shutdown will ultimately be compensated", McConnell said. So, I will take the mantle.

Further, a national emergency declaration would probably bring legal hurdles, as it could allow Trump the ability to use the military to build a wall instead of getting Congressional approval for its funding. He and other White House officials have repeatedly called the issue a "humanitarian and security crisis".

Yanira de Hernandez, a 52-year-old Salvadoran migrant who hopes to get to U.S. soil from Mexico, said she simply dreams of a better life in a country built on immigration.

The USMCA "is not going to lead to the kinds of economic changes that the American people will even be able to notice, much less raise enough money to be able to pay for the wall", Todd Tucker, of liberal think tank Roosevelt Institute, told Vox.

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Rudalevige also points out that "as of 2019, the United States has been in a continuous state of emergency for four full decades" - just as it was from 1933 to 1973, which saw emergencies declared for The Great Depression, World War II, and the Korean War.

"And what he's done is chipped at our democracy. I'm not going to blame you for it".

"If this doesn't work out, I probably will do it, I would nearly say definitely", Mr. Trump told reporters, adding later, "If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent but I don't want to say 100 percent". "And that's why we're all chumps". According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, 52% of voters pointed the finger at Trump and Congressional Republicans.

But Trump said otherwise on Thursday, though the USMCA has not yet been ratified by Congress.

President Donald Trump addresses the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference on December 7, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. There, the president will participate in a roundtable on immigration and border security and receive a security briefing on the border.

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