Trump Threatens Americans to Raise $5.7 billion or the Government Stays Shutdown

Photograph/Carlos Barria/Reuters

Photograph/Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Donald Trump is threatening to declare a national emergency in order to sufficiently fund the wall that will be built along the Mexico border. He insists on keeping the government under shutdown until he receives the $5.7 billion he initially asked for. By imposing this threat to the millions of Americans it gives them no choice but to help fund the wall. 58% of Americans are against this ridiculous project and are protesting against it. 17 years ago on September 14th, 2001 former president George W. Bush declared a national emergency following the September 11th, terrorist attack. People say this is very unnecessary and is childish for the president to call upon this action. If he does declare a national emergency this means that the president will have access to billions of dollars from military construction projects and counter-narcotics in order to build his wall. "I could do the wall over a longer period of time, I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster." says president Trump during a public speaking. His former congress men say that this is a bad idea and the national emergency act was not created for unwise actions like this one.