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Editorial: The wall isn’t a national emergency

U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build his promised border wall during a Feb. 15 press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 18, 2019

What Trump fails to recognize in all this is that there is no crisis at the border. His national emergency creates far more problems than it solves and is a complete overextension of executive powers.

Opinion | Schumer and Pelosi are hypocritical in fight for border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the press on the South Lawn as he returns to the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C.

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist

January 15, 2019

Schumer and Pelosi seem more comfortable with spending taxpayers’ dollars on useless projects rather than giving Trump 0.14 percent of the yearly budget to help prevent the illegal entry and re-entry of criminals

Editorial: The real consequences of Trump’s fake crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, talks to the press after the Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 10, 2019

Trump is both a hypocrite and wrong to blame Democrats for a lack of resolution to the shutdown, and the longer he blames others for a problem created entirely by himself, the more people he puts at risk.

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

A sign announcing closure of the National Archives due to a partial government shutdown is displayed on Dec. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 8, 2019

Trump needs to put aside his ego long enough to agree to a compromise, or else the consequences of a prolonged government shutdown will be serious for many Americans.

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