• President Trump declares national emergency over border wall

    By: ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

    Updated:

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump capped months of political drama Friday by announcing he will sign a bill to fund the government, avoiding another government shutdown.

    Trump is also taking the extraordinary action of declaring a national emergency to secure additional funding for his proposed border wall that congressional Democrats refused to give him.

    The president explained his move in a Rose Garden announcement Friday morning.

    WATCH President Trump's announcement below:

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