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Trump says wont declare national emergency so fast

Trump says won’t declare national emergency ‘so fast’

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday ruled out declaring a national emergency imminently to bypass Congress and get funding for his Mexico-US border wall project.

“The easy solution is for me to call a national emergency… (but) I’m not going to do it so fast because this is something for Congress to do,” he told reporters.

Trump’s demand for funding for a wall to crack down on illegal immigration — a central plank of his 2016 election campaign — has sparked a political crisis that has seen 800,000 federal employees go without paychecks.




M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.