Trump Says He Won't Declare a National Emergency...For Now

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. center speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. left and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. right following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington

Susan Walsh AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to the media on Wednesday

Other senators said they recognized that the only way out of the standoff would be for Trump, Pelosi and Schumer to reach a deal that would be acceptable to them and that could pass the House and Senate and be signed into law.

"If this doesn't work out, probably I will do it", Trump said Thursday morning, according to The Hill.

Trump has said he is considering declaring a "national emergency" over the wall stalemate that has partially closed the federal government for more than three weeks.

The House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to fund and reopen the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies impacted by the partial government shutdown, though the measure is expected to be dead on arrival in the Senate and faces a White House veto threat. "They are. They are paying for it with the incredible deal we made, called the United States, Mexico, and Canada-USMCA -deal".

The wall was the central promise of Trump's presidential campaign, and supporters of the declaration strategy have been arguing to the president that an emergency declaration is his best option available to end the shutdown, giving him political cover to re-open the government without appearing to cave on the wall.

While scientists warn that the climate crisis will continue to cause increasingly damaging weather events and disasters in USA communities, President Donald Trump made clear Friday his focus on a separate, invented "crisis" as he ordered officials to consider redirecting billions of dollars in disaster relief funds to pay for a wall at the southern US border. "Nothing like a wall". But the administration points to an uptick of illegal border crossing apprehensions in recent months as evidence.

As he arrived in Texas, several hundred protesters near the airport in McAllen chanted and waved signs opposing a wall.

PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Jan. 9, 2019. He was to leave January 21 to attend the World Economic Forum.

This article was written by Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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