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February 14, 2019

Twitter tears down news that Trump will declare national emergency to build border wall

Twitter reacted quickly Thursday to news that President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to build his signature campaign promise – a wall at the southern border.

The U.S. Senate passed, 83-16, a bipartisan spending measure on Thursday that will avoid another government shutdown, and a U.S. House vote is scheduled for Thursday night.

According to Politico:

italic The Senate took action after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that President Donald Trump would sign the bill and also declare a national emergency to fund his border wall.

If Trump takes action as reported, Democrats would immediately challenge the national emergency declaration in the courts.

While Trump has yet to tweet Thursday on declaring an emergency, plenty of conservative and liberals weighed in on the imminent move.

Trump's base lauded the move, blaming Democrats for their intractability on the immigration issue.

But plenty of others opined that a declaration of national emergency for the border wall was fascism, unconstitutional and un-American.