Trump’s fake crisis is all to do with ratings

Trump’s fake crisis is all to do with ratings
US president Donald Trump admitted that his declaration of a national emergency was a mechanism that would allow him to make good on part of a campaign slogan Pic: Getty

Using a humanitarian crisis to declare a national emergency is a cynical move that will attract legal opposition. But it is all a gamble for votes in 2020

Pity Donald Trump’s lawyers. You could almost hear the groans coming from the White House Legal Counsel’s office as the president of the United States announced, with a cavalier disregard for reality, a national emergency on the southern border.

One of the many ways that we know Trump’s national emergency is not a national emergency is, well, the president of the United States told us so himself, even as he was declaring it....

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