Last updated on January 17th, 2019
President of the United States, Donald Trump, loves to mock history and for that part, often ends up contradicting his statements from the past. His notion, up until now, showcased that he would declare the national emergency over border fight. However, his latest token argues that he isn’t looking to do so.
In his statement on Monday, he said, “Now I have the absolute legal right to call it, but I’m not looking to do that,” telling reporters as he departed the White House.
Trump had previously threatened to indicate how national emergency was a part of his plan, yet indicated that it is the last choice, and that he was in no hurry to do so. However, his plans completely changed over the weekend, yet White House aides and advisers said they were still unsure how he planned to end the shutdown.
It has been 25 days since the shutdown, which is the longest in the history of the United States. Yet, no real vision to end the chaos can be seen as of now. Both sides have shown disagreement , with Trump’s demand of $5billion for a wall, especially the Democrats, who have deemed the move as unnecessary and “immoral”.
The national security strategy is not only confusing in its implication, but also comes under scrutiny. The key members of the House Freedom Caucus warned Trump that the move could set a dangerous precedent.
Trump earlier said that his government has enough money, even if it calls the shutdown, and his top aides have also reportedly been analyzing several possible funding sources for the wall. The move though is highly controversial, given the fact that the declaration would send a signal to his base that he does not want anything over and above the border wall. The President also seems to be wanting to make the bait fall on Democrats, to portray that they are the ones not willing to negotiate on the deal.
A group of lawmakers went to see the musical “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico over the weekend, where they were attending a Congressional Hispanic Caucus PAC gathering. Trump said, “I’ve been here all weekend. A lot of the Democrats were in Puerto Rico celebrating something. I don’t know, maybe they’re celebrating the shutdown.”
According to the recent polling results majority of the public have blamed Trump and Republicans for the chaos in the nation.