US President Donald Trump’s evolving justifications are taking on new significance now that he is weighing whether to declare a national emergency in a controversial attempt to circumvent Congress and secure the billions of dollars that would be needed to build the barrier. File photo: EPA

A quick history of Donald Trump’s evolving justifications for a border wall

  • The president has been consistent in demanding a border wall. He hasn’t been so consistent in explaining why
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US President Donald Trump’s evolving justifications are taking on new significance now that he is weighing whether to declare a national emergency in a controversial attempt to circumvent Congress and secure the billions of dollars that would be needed to build the barrier. File photo: EPA
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