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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to move forward with his campaign promise of building a border wall with Mexico. Trump said he expected to be sued over his declaration, even though declarations are often signed.
National emergency declarations are signed relatively frequently by presidents, but Trump downplays the political implications of his move and the fact that many immigration experts and lawmakers question the existence of the crisis Trump says justifies his declaration.
HR 1 has drawn strong reactions from those on opposite sides of battles over laws about voting rights
President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer sparred before news cameras over the need and effectiveness of a southern border wall, at times fact-checking and speaking over one another.
Here’s a recap of what was said, fact-checked and with added context.
Claims on highly-charged topics from immigration to mass shootings to California’s stark divide between the rich and the poor all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2018.