White House Mulvaney and Pres. Trump speaking.

Pres. Trump and WH Mulvaney are speaking about China and border wall

  • Trump will have roughly $8 billion for wall funding after he declares national emergency
  • will be able to draw on $1.38 billion from funding bill, 600 million from treasury forfeiture fund, $2.5 billion from defense counter drug fund, and $3.6 billion from military construction fund
  • Trump to sign funding bill either later on Friday or Saturday
  • $8 million will fund work to be done this year; senior official says goal is to build at least 234 miles a border wall
  • administration will be looking for more all funds beyond the $8 billion identified

Pres. Trump is talking about it now.

  • Will sign national emergency on border wall to fund border wall and stop illegal drugs from crossing the border.
  • Expects legal action to challenge his national emergency order. Likely to end up at the Supreme Courtyou
  • China talks will continue next week
  • The national emergency is to protect from illegal drugsis and get out gangs
  • The courts will determine the constitutionality of the national emergency
  • The war at the border is real; you don't have a border, you don't have a country