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VIDEO: Trump Says If He Can’t Make A Deal With “Unreasonable People” He Will Declare A National Emergency

Just a day after President Trump’s speech in the Oval Office, he stated during a press conference that he thinks Republicans and Democrats might make a deal, but if necessary, he has the “absolute right to do a national emergency.”

Watch below:

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Transcript:

Reporter: What’s your (inaudible) thinking of a national emergency? Why didn’t you announce it last night and when might you…

Trump: Because, I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want.

Reporter: What’s your threshold for when you might make the decision?

Trump: My threshold will be if I can’t make a deal with people that are unreasonable.

Reporter: What’s your message to the Republicans who are now on Capitol Hill…

Trump: Oh, I think we have tremendous Republican support. I tell you what. I just spoke to a few of the people in the House – we have tremendous support. The Senate has been incredible. Mitch McConnell has been incredible. He said if the president’s not gonna sign it, I’m not gonna waste my time and, I mean, Rob Portman’s here. He can tell you he’s very strong on border security. We have tremendous support in the Senate. We have tremendous support in the House.

UPDATE: It looks like Trump’s meeting with Chuck & Nancy didn’t go too well…

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