Trump stops short of national emergency over border wall in address | ABC News

Trump stops short of national emergency over border wall in address | ABC News



US President Donald Trump has used a nationally televised address to once again pitch his concept of a steel barrier at the border between the United States and Mexico to the American people, without taking the extreme step of declaring a national emergency.

Addressing the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Mr Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial Government shutdown.

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