Maybe not surprisingly, I have heard many people suggesting that Trump declaring a national emergency to fund his wall will be a win/win for Dems.
First, it would make Trump look as if he’s abusing his power by doing something most Americans (and congress) are against, even betraying his campaign promise that Mexico will pay for the wall.
While he will please his minority base…and ONLY his base, even some of them will know this stinks to high heaven as abuse of power goes…
And secondly, this opens the door for Dems when in power, to implement policy they’ve wanted for decades under the guise of a “national emergency”.
For starters, the right’s 2nd amendment/ gun fetish will be immediately in jeopardy, as the tens of thousands of deaths per year from guns certainly justifies the immediate banning of firearms. After all, illegal immigrants coming over the southern border don’t kill anywhere near the amount of Americans that guns do.
And then there’s the healthcare emergency. A stroke of the pen will solve that problem, giving every American government subsidized healthcare. The Dem President can even pose with the leather folder holding the document which shows his/her giant signature implementing this emergency measure.
And then there’s the climate issue. Let’s imagine how many things will change for industry and day to day life in responding to THAT national/worldwide emergency?
C’mon Trump. We’re rooting for you!