Laura Ingraham Grills Kellyanne Conway: "We've Been Talking About The Wall For Two Years"

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FOX News host Laura Ingraham asked Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway what the president plans to do if Congress overturns the national emergency he declared on the border.

"He'll veto it and then what happens at the border with the construction of the wall? What happens?" Ingraham asked.





Conway said the president will take a look at his "options."

"Why are we still looking at options, Kellyanne? We've been talking about the wall for two years," Ingraham said.

"That’s not his fault," Conway responded. "A Republican Congress failed him for -- it's now the Democratic Congress is. This president has made clear that he wanted money for the wall funding."

"Tonight, you still don't know where you're getting that money, though?" the FNC host asked.

"I get -- we all know what the president wants. But tonight, do we not know where we are getting the money? And you guys have had a lot of time to figure this out," Ingraham added.

LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS HOST: Kellyanne, but I have to go back to what’s happened on Capitol Hill? Now, they will make a constitutional argument. I think your White House counsel's office --

KELLYANNE CONWAY, COUNSELOR TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Right.

INGRAHAM: -- clearly is right that this was an absolute delegation of congressional authority to the president, the 1970s, to declare emergencies. Now they want to --

CONWAY: That’s right.

INGRAHAM: -- they claim they didn't do that. Well, they did it. If they want to change this, they should change that law.

But on this question of what’s going to happen next. The president will veto this if it gets rejected, which it looks like it will.

CONWAY: Yes.

INGRAHAM: He’ll veto it and then what happens at the border with the construction of the wall? What happens?

CONWAY: Well, the president will look at the options. And obviously, they don’t have enough votes to override --

INGRAHAM: Why are we still looking at options, Kellyanne? We’ve been talking about the wall for two years, what options?

CONWAY: Well, that’s not -- that’s not his fault. A Republican Congress failed him for -- it’s now the Democratic Congress is. This president has made clear that he wanted money for the wall funding.

Remember, Laura, when he signed that omnibus spending package, he said, I don't like it, but $716 billion for troops, it just went up to $750 billion. There’s all this money for the troops. We’ve got some other stuff in here that we’re funding, like the opioid crisis, like some other measures, and then he said, but don’t -- you have to give me the wall funding.

The Republican Congress said, sure, we’ll get the funding this Congress and it didn’t do it.

INGRAHAM: Yes.

CONWAY: And now, the Democrats certainly aren’t going to do it.

But, you know what? This president says every day, he's moving on with the construction. And this new budget has $32.5 billion for border security measures that includes additional border patrol agents, that includes technology enhancements.

But it also includes money for the wall. The military construction funds, the drug diversion funds --

(CROSSTALK)

INGRAHAM: So, tonight, you still don't know where you're getting that money, though? I get -- we all know what the president wants.

CONWAY: Well --

INGRAHAM: But tonight, do we not know where we are getting the money? And you guys have had a lot of time to figure this out.

CONWAY: It's in the budget -- well, it’s in the budget. We figured it out many times. If they want to look at these Republicans --

INGRAHAM: Yes.

CONWAY: -- who know this president is within his full legal authority to declare a national emergency after he gave them months to do their job -- Laura, the courts and Congress --

INGRAHAM: OK.

CONWAY: -- have failed to do their jobs on immigration for decades. This president used the declaration of national emergency --

INGRAHAM: I’m just trying to figure out --

CONWAY: -- as his course of last resort.

INGRAHAM: I’m just trying to figure out where are you getting the money?

CONWAY: But the money is there.

(CROSSTALK)

INGRAHAM: We are spending money enforcing other country’s borders, Kellyanne. I get it.

CONWAY: Eight-point-six billion.

INGRAHAM: Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

CONWAY: That’s right.

INGRAHAM: Bring the money home, enforce our borders.

CONWAY: Billions.

INGRAHAM: I think most people are saying, what the heck are we doing?

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