Trump Declares National Emergency to 'Unlock' Funds for Border Wall
Experts say he will still likely be unable to build his wall, and he has already been sued for it
2/15/19, 9:31 pm EST
By John Corry, photo from Freaking News
President Trump today signed a bipartisan spending bill to stop a government shutdown from happening at midnight. The bill allocated just $1.4 billion for the president’s famous border wall, far less than his proposed 5.7 which shut down the government for over a month at the beginning of this year.
This has caused the president to declare a national emergency in order to get the funds he needs. Here’s the the proposal from the White House (image from CNBC):
Despite experts warning that Trump will be legally unable to allocate funds for domestic issues under a national emergency (which is supposed to be left for military matters), and the fact that bill he just signed may have even fucked him further, Trump has gone ahead with the order and was even sued 4 hours after the announcement. In all fairness: several Democrats (including the famous Ilhan Omar and AOC) voted against the spending bill because it raised funding for the DHS (those evil people protecting a border which doesn’t need to exist (because ‘countries’ are BULLSHIT!)), so to say that Trump is the only one being ridiculous here is not totally true.
But it’s pretty close. Declaring a national emergency to fund a campaign promise because you convince get congress of your reason why sets an extremely dangerous precedence, at best because when the shoe is on the other foot, you’re fucked, and at worst because it sets up a situation where any demagogue can do whatever the hell she wants so long as she’s charismatic about it. There is the obvious argument that Trump is only doing what he has to do because Democrats have in the past two years LOST THEIR FREAKING MINDS (which is far from untrue, to put it lightly), but there’s also the one that says he’s only doing this because it’s what Hannity and that hellspawn Ann Coulter are telling him to do (I’d be afraid of her too, man; don’t worry).
Which doesn’t compute anyway because Coulter has since called Trump an idiot for the way he’s handling this situation.
For those who find Trump’s authoritarian tendencies, this is a bad move, and for everyone else it’s at least awkward– except the Trump cocksuckers who suck the jizz out of every little thing the orangutan says. If you had a problem with Obama expanding executive power, then you have a problem with Trump doing this.
And if you have a problem with this, then you have a problem with Obama expanding executive power.
We gotta ‘take the power back!’