US President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Frida to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump declares national emergency to build border wall, gets blasted by Democrats for unlawful ‘power grab’ that does ‘great violence’ to constitution

  • Trump’s extraordinary move would allow him to bypass Congress, which denied him funds for the wall in a spending bill
  • But critics are already planning a legal challenge, and say the manoeuvre sets a dangerous precedent
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US President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Frida to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. Photo: Reuters
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