Trumps says he's considering declaring a national emergency to secure wall funding

The president acknowledged on Friday during a press conference that he would consider granting himself national emergency powers to help get the wall built "for the security of our country."
0:42 | 01/04/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Trumps says he's considering declaring a national emergency to secure wall funding
Have you considered using emergency powers. To grant yourself authorities to build this wall without congressional approval. And second guess I have to go you have yes I have and I can do it about one. So you don't need congressional approval to build know what can use them absolutely we can call a national emergency because of the security of our country absolutely no we can do it I haven't done it I may do it. And may do it. But we can call a national emergency and build it very quickly and some of the way of doing it but. If we can do it through a negotiated process. We giving got a shot series that a threat hanging over the Democrat I never threatened anybody. But I am allowed to do that yes.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"0:42","description":"The president acknowledged on Friday during a press conference that he would consider granting himself national emergency powers to help get the wall built \"for the security of our country.\"","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/Politics","id":"60166073","title":"Trumps says he's considering declaring a national emergency to secure wall funding","url":"/Politics/video/trumps-declaring-national-emergency-secure-wall-funding-60166073"}