WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.
White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News Sunday that the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration. Asked if that meant Trump was ready to veto a resolution of disapproval, Miller added, Hes going to protect his national emergency declaration, guaranteed.
The West Wing is digging in for fights on multiple fronts as the presidents effort to go around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall faces bipartisan criticism and multiple legal challenges. After lawmakers in both parties blocked his requests for billions of dollars to fulfill his signature campaign pledge, Trumps declared national emergency Friday shifts billions of federal dollars earmarked for military construction to the border.
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