Trump: Will "Probably Have To Veto" Congressional Vote Against Border Emergency

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President Trump said Thursday at a photo-op alongside the Irish Prime Minister that he will likely have to veto the Senate’s upcoming vote on a resolution disapproving of his national emergency declaration at the southern border.

"I don’t know what the vote will be, it doesn’t matter," Trump told reporters at the White House. "I’ll probably have to veto and it’s not going to be overturned, and we’re going to have our whole thing.”





He added, "The legal scholars all say it’s totally constitutional. It’s very important, it’s really a border security vote. It’s pure and simple — it’s a vote for border security, it’s a vote for no crime."




PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I don’t know what the vote will be, it doesn’t matter.

I’ll probably have to veto and it’s not going to be overturned, and we’re going to have our whole thing.

The legal scholars all say it’s totally constitutional. It’s very important, it’s really a border security vote. It’s pure and simple — it’s a vote for border security, it’s a vote for no crime.

We have a border situation also, but it is likely different from yours [in Ireland]. Ours is not actually complex, we have very, very bad laws that are archaic, and were put in by Democrats, Republicans didn't fight hard enough at the time, that was a long time before me.

We have catch-and-release, and we have chain migration, we have all sorts of things that are horrible, and the world is laughing at the laws that were passed. And we're going to have a very strong border, very soon. We're building a lot of wall, there is a lot of wall going up. I don't know if you see it, I don't know if you want to see it. But we're building a lot of wall, and there are a lot of contracts being let out actually tomorrow, and over the next week for additional many, many miles of wall.

We're going to have hundreds of miles of wall up fairly soon. And it is going to make a very big difference, but we actually have to change the laws -- whether it is visa lottery, chain migration, catch and release, or anything else, they are horrible, horrible laws.




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