Trump's 911 Call

Dec 2015
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President Trump first said he might declare a national emergency on the grounds that we need a border wall to save our country from sliding into chaos over a month ago. This emergency was so urgent that he acted on this threat of a declaration promptly thereafter.

Oh, wait, that’s not what happened at all. Trump dragged out his first government shutdown in hopes of getting his wall, but that failed, and he caved, agreeing to reopen the government for three weeks, while a conference committee tried to work out a long-term funding deal. That went on for two weeks, until Republicans reached a deal in which they effectively told Trump the jig is up and it’s time to surrender. Trump seemed inclined to sign that and even suggested he’d just keep on saying the wall was getting built and that he was winning.

But then right-wing media called him weak, and Trump apparently realized he could no longer paper over his humiliating loss with lies. Which is why Trump will now finally make good on his threat:

President Trump is prepared to sign a massive spending and border security deal, while at the same time declaring a national emergency to get more money to build his border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday.
McConnell made the announcement on the Senate floor, and told senators to prepare to vote shortly on the legislation that would stave off a government shutdown Friday at midnight.
“The president will sign the bill. We’ll be voting on it shortly,” McConnell said.
McConnell also said he’d told the president he would support the emergency declaration, which would allow the president to circumvent Congress and use the military to build his wall. McConnell has voiced opposition for weeks to the idea of Trump declaring a national emergency.
Mr. Trump! Mr. McConnell, What is your emergency?? Ideally, you should tell the call-taker what the emergency is, for example: "My house is on fire!"
 
Apr 2013
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#2
I'm sure it is totally a coincidence (wink, wink) but to sign the bill then declare a national emergency to get it done is exactly what Hannity said should be done last night.
 
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Dec 2015
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Trump's Wall would be the 32 active national emergencies.

Here's a full list of the 31 active national emergencies under the National Emergencies Act, dating back to the Carter administration:
1. Blocking Iranian Government Property (Nov. 14, 1979)
2. Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nov. 14, 1994)
3. Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process (January 23, 1995)
4. Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Development of Iranian Petroleum Resources (March 15, 1995)
5. Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers (October 21, 1995)
6. Regulations of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels with Respect to Cuba (March 1, 1996)
7. Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Sudan (November 3, 1997)
8. Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans (June 26, 2001)
9. Continuation of Export Control Regulations (August 17, 2001)
10. Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (September 14, 2001)
11. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (September 23, 2001)
12. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe (March 6, 2003)
13. Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq has an Interest (May 22, 2003)
14. Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria (May 11, 2004)
15. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus (June 16, 2006)
16. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (October 27, 2006)
17. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions (August 1, 2007)
18. Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea and North Korean Nationals (June 26, 2008)
19. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia (April 12, 2010)
20. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya (February 25, 2011)
21. Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations (July 25, 2011)
22. Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen (May 16, 2012)
23. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine (March 6, 2014)
24. Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to South Sudan (April 3, 2014)
25. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic (May 12, 2014)
26. Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela (March 9, 2015)
27. Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities (April 1, 2015)
28. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi (November 23, 2015)
29. Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption (December 20, 2017)
30. Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election (September 12, 2018)
31. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua (November 27, 2018)
 
Dec 2006
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I'm not exactly sure how you get in front of the entire nation and state we have a "National Emergency" about an issue you've been talking about for over three years ... and for a project you've been threatening to call a national emergency in order to circumvent the American legal process of Congressional approval.Oh - wait. Yes, I do. That's because the fat orange turd Dear Bleater and his crime thug administration, as well as his Kool Ade sucking cult members, don't believe in word definitions of words like 'emergency' - or in facts, truth, or the slightest amount of intergrity.
 

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Apr 2013
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For two fucking years they had it all and it wasn't an emergency. And now it is an emergency?

If like the lying bastard had promised, Mexico had paid for it there wouldn't be an emergency. Nice shift, not Mexico but California can pay for it now.
 
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