Trump taps ‘national emergency’ fund for Mexico wall

The White House has announced that US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall project.

The US President will sign a ‘border security bill’ to circumnavigate a government shutdown – but also act to bypass Congress and use military funds for the wall.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Throughout his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump called for the construction of fortified border wall, claiming that if elected, he would “build the wall and make Mexico pay for it.”

“I know the Republicans have some unease about it no matter what they say because if they president can declare an emergency on something that he is created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said.