WASHINGTON — Watch LIVE as President Trump Speaks on the National Security & Humanitarian Crisis on the Southern Border.
President Donald Trump delivered remarks from the Rose Garden on Friday, where he announced that he will declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall.
Trump spoke about “the national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border” at the event, according to the White House.
The speech was announced after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., revealed Thursday that Trump will sign a federal spending deal hashed out by lawmakers to avoid another government shutdown. But Trump will also sign a national emergency declaration over the “crisis” of illegal border crossings that he has long vowed to fix with a newly constructed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.