Eric Trump: I want president to declare national emergency

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:42 AM PT — Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Eric Trump is throwing his support behind the possibility of the president declaring a national emergency to build a border wall.

During an interview Tuesday, Eric said he wanted President Trump to move forward with this plan because “it’s what the American people want.”

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, Eric Trump appears on a television program, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Although the government is reopened, the president has not ruled it out as an option.

“We’re going to work with the Democrats, we’re going to see, and if we can’t do that then we’ll do — obviously we’re going to do the emergency, because that’s what it is, it’s a national emergency,” stated President Trump.

The president has suggested this is a last resort option if lawmakers don’t come up with a border security agreement, which provides $5.7 billion for a border barrier.