Horror writer Stephen King would so relish watching President Donald Trump debate his border wall with another critically acclaimed author that King offered in a tweet Saturday to pay $10,000 to see it happen.King was responding to a tweet by Don Winslow, author of a new book coming out later this month called The Border. The book is the final offering of Winslow’s fictional trilogy on drug wars involving the Mexican cartels.Winslow is something of an expert on the southern border, which he has researched extensively for his books. He says he has walked “every mile” of it. He believes that Trump’s wall comes from “cuckoo land” and that the president has concocted a “fictional emergency” stringing together a handful of real events to create a fake world of chaos and crime.“The narrative that Trump and his allies create is a flat-out lie about chaos on the border, when the people who live there, as I do, have reported the … [Read more...] about Stephen King offers $10,000 for a debate on the Trump border wall
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Democrats have already dropped hints of what their response to President Donald Trump’s address Tuesday evening from the Oval Office on the border crisis will be. The networks have granted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) airtime to respond. Their message will be that there is no crisis that merits building a barrier on the border. The only crisis, to them, is the partial government shutdown.As Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said last week, responding to the suggestion Trump may declare an emergency so he can order the military to build the barrier: “There is no national emergency on the southern border.” He described the idea as “stealing resources from the Defense Department.” The real solution to what he called the “complex issues at our southern border” — which are not an emergency, mind you — is “comprehensive immigration reform.” The idea that there is no crisis at … [Read more...] about Democrats Preview Response to Trump Oval Office Speech: ‘There Is No National Emergency on the Southern Border’
WASHINGTON – As the budget standoff between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats grinds into the third week of a partial government shutdown, the White House has floated the idea that Trump might invoke emergency powers to build his proposed wall on the Mexican border without lawmakers' approval. That route could resolve the immediate crisis by giving Trump a face-saving way to sign spending bills that do not include funding for his wall. But it would be an extraordinarily aggressive move — at a minimum, a violation of constitutional norms — that would most likely thrust the wall's fate into the courts. Here is a primer on whether Trump can use emergency powers to proceed with the project without explicit congressional permission. What are emergency powers? The president has the authority to declare a national emergency, which activates enhancements to his executive powers by essentially creating exceptions to rules that normally constrain him. The idea … [Read more...] about What are Trump’s national emergency powers, and can he use them to build a wall?
DONALD Trump reportedly stunned politicians by suggesting Europe builds an wall across the Sahara. But why did the US President allegedly hint at the potty plan? Here's all you need to know. Why did Trump tell Spain to build a wall across the Sahara? In September 2018, a Spanish politician claimed Trump suggested building an enormous wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis. Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, a former President of the European Parliament, said Trump insisted his Mexican barrier idea would work for Europe as well. The respected Spanish politician did not reveal when the controversial US leader allegedly put forward his radical migration solution. But diplomatic sources suggested it was in June when he flew to the States in a trip coinciding with the visit to the White House of the Spanish King and Queen. Mr Borrell made the claims during a lunch in Madrid organised by prestigious cultural association Club Siglo XXI. Spanish daily … [Read more...] about Why did Trump tell Spain to build a wall across the Sahara and where did he tell Josep Borrell, Spain’s foreign minister it should go?
DONALD Trump suggested a building an enormous wall across the Sahara Desert to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, a Spanish politician has claimed. Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, a former President of the European Parliament, said Trump insisted his Mexican barrier idea would work for Europe as well. Such a wall would probably span about 3,200 miles and based on the costs of the proposed wall in Mexico cost around £85billion, involve 90,000 plus workers and take three and half years to build. But while these numbers are epic enough, constructing a wall would more likely face teething problems - not least shoring up its foundations in shifting sands. The respected Spanish politician did not reveal when the controversial US leader put forward his radical solution to mass migration and people smuggling. But diplomatic sources suggested it had been in June when he flew to the States in a trip coinciding with the visit to the White House of the Spanish King and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump suggested building a wall across the SAHARA DESERT to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spanish minster claims