Trump is also threatening tariffs if Mexico doesn't halt the flow of illegal drugs across the border. "Congress has to fix the asylum laws and we have to stop these people from coming in, they need to stay in Mexico.
If that doesn't work, we'll close the border", he told reporters in the Cabinet Room, during a meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.
President Trump is backing down from his threat to shut down the U.S. Southern border as soon as this week.
Trump says the national emergency declaration allows him to divert $3.6 billion from unspecified military construction projects to pay for more of the wall.
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So that's our one kind of name'. "I was truthfully thinking about just naming him Rob, my brother, Rob ", the 38-year-old added. Speaking during the interview section, the brunette bombshell said: "I'm very happy".
"The President's action clearly violates the Appropriations Clause by stealing from appropriated funds, an action that was not authorized by constitutional or statutory authority", Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, said in a statement. "No one is above the law or the Constitution, not even the President".
Trump, however, appears willing to nullify the agreement - which will serve as an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement - before it is entirely enacted, telling reporters on Thursday that he would impose new auto tariffs on Mexico if, after a year, it does not do more to stem the illegal flow of drugs and people into the U.S.
"Mexico understands that we're going to close the border or I'm going to tariff the cars - one or the other", Trump said. He has since praised the country for doing more. "We'll tariff their cars".
Mexican exporters are looking into sending their goods to the United States by air freight to avoid a five-mile-long line of trucks at the border caused by the Trump administration moving federal agents away from customs checks to immigration duties.
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They also won a critical Champions League group game in the last minute - against Paris St-Germain at the start of their campaign. For all the points we have now, we worked really hard.
Trump's warning about shutting down the border had been met with intense resistance from Republicans and some business groups, who warned there would be severe economic consequences. "The president's absolutely right with the pressure he's putting on Mexico", Morgan said.
"I don't play games", Trump said. Over the Thanksgiving holiday past year, Trump claimed he'd already "closed the border" after officials briefly closed the northbound lanes at San Ysidro, California, for several hours in the early morning to bolster security because of concerns about a potential influx of migrant caravan members.
"Closing legal points of entry would harm American commerce and legal transit between Mexico and the United States, and leave coyotes and human traffickers to roam free in the wilderness of our unsecured border". However, Mr. Trump said that he cares more about USA security than about the trade agreement.
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Kamala Harris told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, in a chat about the Smollett case, that she was "completely confused" about its outcome. The FBI is already conducting a probe into a threatening letter Smollett received on the set of " Empire " in Chicago.