President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare the crisis at the border a national emergency in order to obtain funding for a border wall.
“We’ve done a lot, but one of the things I said that I have to do and that I want to do is border security,” Trump said during a White House press conference. “Because we have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into our country, much of it coming from our southern border.”
“When you look and you listen to politicians - in particular certain Democrats - they say it all comes through the port of entry, it's wrong, it’s wrong, it’s just a lie. It’s all a lie.”
“They say ‘walls don’t work.’ Walls work 100 percent.”
Trump said signing the national emergency declaration is a “great thing.”
“It’s a great thing to do. Because we have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people and it’s unacceptable.”
“I ran on a very simple slogan, ‘Make America Great Again,” Trump said.
“Very hard to make America great again but we’ve done a fantastic job but we haven’t been given the equipment, we haven’t been given the walls.”