President Trump

President Trump followed through on his promise to declare a national emergency at the southern border if Democrats failed to approve $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall.

Trump ended the six-week government shutdown in January – with the understanding that Congress would strike a deal or he would shut down the government again in mid-February.

Now the President says, rather than shut down the government at an insane cost to taxpayers – he will declare an emergency to bypass Congress and approve $8 billion in funds to build his wall.

Congress dragged their feet and gave Trump a watered-down bipartisan legislation that provided only $1.4 billion for the wall. But Trump said that wasn’t enough.

He will now invoke his executive powers to declare a national emergency and access another $6.6 billion.

Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle say they will fight Trump if he declares a national emergency.

Lawmakers are expected to file lawsuits and challenge the Trump administration all the way to the Supreme Court.

In related news, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is alive.

The 85-year-old justice returned to the high court for the 1st time since she had surgery to remove cancerous tumors from her lungs in December.

Rumors swirled that Ginsburg died in January and the news media was conspiring with Democrats to conceal her death. Democrats are relieved that she is well and able to return to work.