[See NewsBusters for more.] All three morning shows on Friday reacted with extreme alarm to the news that Donald Trump would declare a state of emergency on the southern border in order to fund a wall. CBS This Morning journalists sounded down right apocalyptic, warning that the republic was in danger. Co-host Bianna Golodryga opened the show this way: “We begin with President Trump who is poised to take action today that could test our 230-year-old system of checks and balances in government.” This Morning's Nancy Cordes oddly insisted, “The decision sent shock waves through Capitol Hill.” But, of course, Trump has been all but announcing he would make this move for weeks. So this is hardly a surprise.
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