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A new poll may not be conducive to ousting President Trump, but that doesn't mean American voters aren't worried. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump would in all likelihood have to veto a resolution on Friday that would revoke his national emergency declaration on the border of the United States of Mexico and use power for the first time in his presidency to maintain a top priority.

Trump & veto comes one day after ten senate republicans joined all democrats in a rebuke to the president's statement of a national emergency in February to release more than $ 6 billion for his long-promised wall along the southwest border .

Democrats have accused Trump of producing a crisis to build support for the wall, and the indications of people trying to enter the United States illegally are at historic lows. Republican critics, meanwhile, said they are worried. Trump's state of emergency is an attempt to put an end to the power of the wallet.

But Trump has pointed out that in 2016 he was promised to build a border wall (although he also repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for it). The White House has said it believes that more barriers would hamper migrant migrants and also illegal drugs. Others have argued that most illegal drugs arrive via points of entry.

The White House organized an event before 3.30 pm. EDT in the Oval Office. The White House press officer, Hogan Gidley, said that Trump would reject the resolution during that event.

Although there was two-party support to block Trump's state of emergency, the opposition lagged behind the two-thirds majority that would be required to ignore a presidential veto. Democrats have promised to bring the issue back to the House of Representatives and the Senate in six months – for which they are legally entitled – forcing Republicans to vote again.

President Donald Trump (Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP / Getty Images)

The border emergency is the newest flash point in a new era divided by the Washington government after the Democrats demanded control of Parliament during last year's mid-term elections. President Barack Obama issued his first veto after less than a year in office to block an expense account that became redundant when Congress took a full-year action on the same day.

President George W. Bush has not given any veto during his first term. When the Democrats took over Congress in 2007, Bush issued 142 veto threats and 11 of them. Obama and Bush have each issued a dozen vetoes.

Trump's decision to veto was no surprise: the White House formally threatened to do so before the resolution had cleared the House. Shortly after Thursday's vote in the Senate, Trump posted an unusually short note on Twitter.

"VETO!" was all it read.

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