CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is being mocked online after posting a tweet about the US-Mexico border wall which Republicans are calling a massive self-own. Mr Acosta, who was infamously kicked out of the White House last year after a contentious back and forth with US President Donald Trump, was in Texas on Friday (NZ time) where Mr Trump is expected to speak on the lack of funding for a border wall with Mexico. Trump off to Texas to build case for wall 'A humanitarian crisis': Donald Trump's attempt at winning over Americans for border wall funding US border wall: What declaring a 'national emergency' would let Trump do In the McAllen area of the state, which borders Mexico, Mr Acosta tweeted that he "found some steel slats" which appear to be a form of barrier marking the border, "but I don't see anything resembling a national emergency situation". Mr Trump is presently considering whether to declare a national emergency to gain access to money allocated to the … [Read more...] about CNN journalist Jim Acosta mocked for Mexico border wall self-own
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DONALD Trump is showing no sign of backing down after Democrats — who control the US House of Representatives — rejected Trump's demand for £4.4billion ($5.7 bn) to help build such a wall. But the President has said he would consider declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and power forward with constructing the wall without its approval. Could Trump issue state of emergency over Mexico Border Wall? Trump said he could declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit. But such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. The White House has not said what about the situation makes it a national emergency. Incoming House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., said on ABC's "This Week" that the executive power has been used to build military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet it would likely be "wide open" to a court challenge for a border wall. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Intelligence … [Read more...] about Could Trump issue state of emergency over Mexico Border Wall and what did Mike Pence say?
Donald Trump has posted a warning on Instagram about the Mexico border wall. On a smirking photograph of himself, the words 'the wall is coming' is printed in capital letters. The post has attracted 457,147 likes and streams of conflicting comments and opinions. One said: "He picks the most terrifying photo." Support came in from his followers, with one saying: "Stay strong! We are not vocal people but you’ve given us a voice. "God bless you, we want a wall !!! (sic)." But others made comments such as: "Here’s a thought we can build a wall around Trump and his family." Trump last week threatened to close the entire southern US border with Mexico unless he gets the money he wants for his wall. "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with," Trump previously tweeted. He added: "Either we build (finish) … [Read more...] about Donald Trump posts Instagram warning about Mexico border wall
DONALD Trump has vowed to shut down the US government if he doesn't get a border wall - but will he do it? Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it'll cost. Will Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall Last week Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. He promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build the wall. Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller has called it a "fundamental issue." When asked if the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to cease operation at midnight on Friday, December 22 if the wall is not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." How much will the wall cost? The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall will cost £17billion, according to a leaked report. However some … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump shutdown the US Government over the Mexico border wall?
opinion Frances Lynch Opinion contributor Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 26, 2018 My Arizona home is an hour’s drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. Residents of border towns are not strangers to the concept of a border wall. But there’s one recent thing that I wasn’t quite prepared for: the sight of the U.S. military stringing razor wire across the existing border wall. As I watch the military personnel installing mile after mile of razor wire, I’m reminded of another wall, one that caused my own family grief and pain: the Berlin Wall. In 1961, on what became known as "Barbed Wire Sunday,” the East German military secretly unloaded tons of concrete, stone blocks and barbed wire in Berlin under the cover of darkness. Many Berliners awoke to find themselves trapped, separated overnight from families, friends and loved ones. Television carried footage of panicked East Berliners who lived right on the border jumping out of apartment … [Read more...] about With barbed wire, US-Mexico border wall begins to resemble Berlin Wall