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Trump to sign his first veto after Senate defied him on wall emergency

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15.03.2019

President Donald Trump will reject a congressional resolution overturning his decision to declare a national emergency. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

National Emergency

The president also predicts that Republicans who stuck by him will be rewarded by voters.

By ELIANA JOHNSON and KATIE GALIOTO

03/15/2019 01:03 PM EDT

Updated 03/15/2019 02:01 PM EDT

President Donald Trump will sign the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon, rejecting a congressional resolution overturning his decision to declare a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The signing is expected to take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Oval Office and comes a day after 12 Republicans joined Senate Democrats to rebuke the president’s decision to declare a national emergency last month in order to redirect funds to build a wall on the southern border.

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