President Donald Trump, who hates being constrained by pesky things like laws, the separation of powers, or the Constitution, seems poised to invoke a national emergency to get his taxpayer-funded wall built along the southern border. To save face after triggering a government shutdown over this issue, it is believed that Trump would use this move to seize land along the border and reallocate funds designated for real emergencies to deal with this made-up crisis.
No wall will stop rivers from crossing borders — a fact of nature that might create a major headache for the Trump administration in more ways than one. “The Rio Grande — what side of the river are you going to put the wall?” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asked while commenting on the “complex” challenges facing President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. “We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.”