Trump Just Declared a National Emergency. What Does That Mean?

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he would declare a national emergency in order to construct a barrier on the southwestern border.

“We’re talking about an invasion of our country, with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs,” Trump said. “I’ll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we’ll have a national emergency.”

Pence ‘Rips Europe a New One’ for Helping Iran Skirt U.S. Sanctions

Vice President Mike Pence

WARSAW, Poland—Vice President Mike Pence, speaking before leaders from more than 50 countries, offered a stinging rebuke of leading European nations for their back-door efforts to help Iran skirt U.S. sanctions, demanding these countries follow the White House’s lead and scrap the landmark nuclear deal, which has been on life support since President Donald Trump abandoned the Obama administration’s chief foreign policy achievement.