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WATCH: Donald Trump Says His ‘Threshold’ for Declaring a National Emergency at the Border Will Be If ‘I Can’t Make a Deal With People That Are Unreasonable’

Well now.
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office during a bill signing January 9, 2018. (C-SPAN)

Instead of mentioning actual real world emergencies, events or situations, Trump cited only political machinations in both cases.

After a lunch with Republican congressional leaders, the President again spoke off the cuff with the press. That rarely goes will for Trump.

He stated:

“If Chuck [Schumer] & Nancy [Pelosi]… if they don’t agree to the fact that our country really has problems w/crime, with drugs, with a lot of other things…it’s a bad issue for the Democrats.”

Watch his comments here.

People were quick to pick up on and call out the President’s potential abuse of power.

And people urged Democrats not to give in to the threats from the Oval Office.

The President did not specify a deadline for Congress giving in to his demands before he declared a national emergency.

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