State of emergency

Trump declares national emergency to access $3.6B for border wall

Trump in Rose Garden
Trump declares a national emergency in the White House Rose Garden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

During today's Rose Garden announcement, President Trump laid out the administration’s plans to free up roughly $8 billion to be put toward building a wall on the southern border, $3.6 billion of which will be accessed through the declaration of a national emergency.

By the numbers: On a call with reporters Friday morning, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced the breakdown of those funds.

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