President Trump spoke to the press Thursday morning before leaving the White House for the southern border and said he has the absolute right to declare a national emergency. Trump said while he hasn't yet, he would "almost definitely" call a national emergency if shutdown talks breakdown further. He also said the government shutdown could be "solved in 15 minutes."
"I really believe that they don't care about crime," Trump said. "I really believe this. The Democrats don't care about crime."
"They've been taken over by a group of young people who, frankly, in some cases, I've been watching, I actually think are crazy," Trump said Thursday. "But they've been taken over by a group that is so far left, I really don't think they care about crime. Sadly, they are viewing this as the beginning of the 2020 race and that's okay with me. But they have been taken over by a group of people who don't care about gangs, human trafficking or drugs. They don't care about anything. I tell you why, they have gone crazy."