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Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

January 11, 2019 8:57 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act.

“We want Congress to do its job,” Trump said during a White House event on border security, adding that Democratic lawmakers “should come back and vote.”

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