President Trump issued a national emergency Friday to secure funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The executive action will free up $8 billion for the construction, including the more than $1.3 billion approved by the U.S. Congress on Thursday.
CGTN’s Jessica Stone has this report.
- Eleanor Clift is a political analyst for The Daily Beast and a veteran in the coverage of U.S. politics.
- Joe Madison is a radio talk show host with Sirius-XM’S Urban View channel and longtime civil rights activist.
- Maria Perez is an associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center.
- John Sitilides is a geopolitical strategist with Trilogy Advisors.
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To justify redirecting federal funds to a wall, President Trump made a litany of assertions about crime, drugs and other issues on the southern border. Nearly all were misleading, exaggerated or false. https://t.co/PaILMwjhZm
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