U.S. President Donald Trump is refusing to rule out the possibility of another partial government shutdown to win congressional approval of funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico. But he also signaled strongly he plans to declare a national emergency to build the barrier without assent from lawmakers.
"I don't take anything off the table," Trump told the CBS News show "Face the Nation" in an interview broadcast Sunday, a week after a record 35-day shutdown of a quarter of government operations was ended. "I don't like to take things off the table. It's that alternative."
But the U.S. leader said, "It's national emergency, it's other things and you know there have been plenty national emergencies called. And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers."
Source: VOA news