Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said Donald Trump has indicated he’s prepared to sign a funding bill that will prevent another government shutdown but will also declare a national emergency on America’s border with Mexico. That move could allow him to circumvent Congress to tap funding for his long-promised border wall that has been at the centre of a fierce dispute with Democrats who say such a barrier is expensive and ineffective. Lawmakers of both parties have raised concerns.

Trump to declare national emergency on border wall, says Mitch McConnell

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