The Next Bold Step Toward Fascism? On President’s Day, the Democratic Perspective hosts and contributors examine Trump’s attempted power grab and effort to usurp the fiduciary responsibility of Congress by declaring a national emergency to build a wall on our southern border. Gone is the idea that Mexico will pay for it. Instead, Trump is using lies, distortions and misinformation to force taxpayers to pay billions to build a wall that will do little to reduce drug smuggling and human trafficking. When Republicans controlled all branches of power, they could have funded the wall. But only now, after Democrats have taken control of the House, does Trump call it a national emergency. Far from an emergency, it seems more like an attempt to solidify the conservative base and foment fear in anticipation of the 2020 election.
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