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Does President Trump have a legitimate reason to declare a national emergency?

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to direct federal funds toward building his border wall. Trump made the declaration after Congress refused to include over $5 billion for the wall in the government funding bill. Many have noted the president has been saying for weeks there is a security and humanitarian crisis at the border, yet was reluctant to declare the emergency until he had been denied funding from Congress. Is the crisis real?

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Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a NotesApp screenshot on Twitter explaining that by declaring the national emergency, the president was delivering on promises to secure the border.

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The White House Twitter account reiterated this sentiment. 

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Trump's declaration came one day after the year anniversary of the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In the interim year, there has been little movement on overhauling gun laws in the United States. In fact, according to CNN, there has been one school shooting on average every 12 days since the massacre in Parkland. Per the New York Times

“You want to talk about a national emergency, let’s talk about today,” [Speaker of the House Nancy] Pelosi said, reminding Mr. Trump that it was the anniversary of the shooting massacre last February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen students and staff members were killed. “That’s a national emergency. Why don’t you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would.”
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According to FiveThirtyEight, declaring a national emergency is deeply unpopular among the American public. 

Indeed, the act of declaring a national emergency to build a wall is even more unpopular than the wall itself — and the wall isn’t popular. Polls as tracked by PollingReport.com show an average of 32 percent of Americans in favor of the declaration and 65 percent opposed. Even in an era where many of Trump’s top priorities poll only in the low-to-mid-40s, that’s an especially large split, with roughly twice as many voters opposed as in favor.
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After talking ad nauseam about the crisis on the border and the immediate danger posed without a wall, the president was set to travel to Mar-A-Lago, his resort in Florida. As noted by Sen. Brian Schatz, he frequently partakes in a little golf while there. 

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Does President Trump have a legitimate reason to declare a national emergency?
#RealNationalCrisis
A festive crown for the winner
#FakeWallEmergency