President Trump today told reporters that he is pessimistic about negotiations with Democrats over funding for a wall on the southern border and that there is a “good chance” he’ll declare an emergency and get it built that way.
Trump, who spoke to reporters at the White House, suggested he’ll announce his plans during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
From the White House transcript:
TRUMP: I think there’s a good chance that we’ll have to do that. But we will, at the same time, be building — regardless, we’re building
walland we’re building a lot of wall. But I can do it a lot faster the other way.
QUESTION: Are you saying that you will — that we should be prepared for you to announce at the State of the Union what you are going to do?
TRUMP: Well, I’m saying listen closely to the State of the Union. I think you’ll find it very exciting.