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Trump predicts he'll be sued over national emergency

After declaring a national emergency, President Trump described the legal process he envisions unfolding: "I'll sign the final papers ... and we will have a national emergency, and we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the 9th Circuit ... and then we'll end up in the Supreme Court ... and we'll win in the Supreme Court just like the [travel] ban."

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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