President Trump declares national emergency over border wall

President Trump declares national emergency over border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on border security during a Rose Garden event at the White House February 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

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Posted by WSB-TV on Friday, February 15, 2019