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Nation Again Torn Between Freaking Out Over Bad Trump Idea or Staying Calm Because He’ll Be Too Lazy to See It Through

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15.02.2019

After weeks of negotiation between parties produced a compromise government funding-slash-border security plan that was set to pass both houses of Congress, Donald Trump is apparently going to blow everything up again by declaring a national emergency in order to unilaterally begin construction on his vaunted border wall. (The compromise bill includes a relatively small $1.375 billion disbursement for 55 miles of steel border fencing; it looks like Trump is going to sign that bill too, although, you know, things are fluid.)

Many observers have reacted, reasonably, with alarm.........

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