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Trump Declares National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall

Calling it “a great thing to do,” President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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President Trump declared a national emergency to free up funding for a border wall in a speech at the White House on Friday.

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Calling it “a great thing to do,” President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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