Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, on Monday tweeted a list of four issues that she considered to be “real national emergencies” ― gun violence, climate change, the Trump administration’s family-separation immigration policy and health care.
The real national emergencies:— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 18, 2019
- Relentless gun violence.
- Children separated from their families at the border.
- Climate change.
- Americans dying for lack of health care.
In the wake of Trump’s emergency declaration on Friday, Clinton retweeted this post calling it a #FAKENationalEmergency.
Trump just declared a #FAKENationalEmergency at the border. Trump is going around Congress, the will of the people, & abusing the powers of the presidency to build his hateful wall. There’s no time to waste - it’s time to mobilize to defend our democracy. Here’s what you can do:— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) February 15, 2019
She also shared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) pronouncement that an emergency declaration would be “a gross abuse of the power of the presidency.”
Declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that @realDonaldTrump broke his core promise to have Mexico pay for his wall.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 14, 2019
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