The comments about getting a wall done regardless of the path he needs to take come after an address to the nation on the situation at the border. The Democrats have been scrambling to discredit the President's stance on border security since.
President Donald Trump expressed optimism that a deal could be reached with Democratic lawmakers to end a partial government shutdown, in brief comments at a bill signing Wednesday, but warned that he may declare a national emergency if the talks continue to drag on for too long.
Trump has floated the idea in recent days that he may declare a national emergency at the southern border under his authority as commander-in-chief, which would then authorize him to begin construction on the wall with military funds.
“We’re all working together. I really believe the Democrats and the Republicans are working together,” Trump told reporters. “Otherwise, we’ll go about it in a different manner,” he continued, alluding to the declaration of a national emergency, but added, “I don’t think we’ll have to do that.”
Asked specifically on his thinking about declaring a national emergency, Trump replied, “I think we might work a deal, and if we don’t, we might go that route.”