Listen: Donald Trump, White House, Washington Post discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"Wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio. Good morning. I'm James Hillman from the Washington Post, and this is the daily to for Tuesday January. In today's news. The White House tries to lessen the pain of the shutdown. Betsy DeVos may empower predatory lenders as she continues to roll back student loan regulations and Kim Jong Hoon is in China for his birthday. But first the big ideal. Trump administration officials made an urgent case on Monday that the situation at the border with Mexico has reached a crisis level laying the groundwork for the president to potentially declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a border wall without congressional approval with the federal government partially shut down for a third week. Trump will attempt to bolster his case tonight by delivering a prime-time televised address to the nation from the Oval Office. It's the first time he's done. So as president he will then travel on Thursday to visit the border were hearing. It will be mcallen, Texas, though. The White House won't confirm that vexed by Democrats refusal to yield to his demand for five point seven billion dollars for wall funding, Trump increasingly views, the emergency declaration as a viable if risky way to build a portion of his long promised barrier. Although vice president Pence says Trump has made no final decision. Lawyers in the White House counsel's office. Are working to determine the president's options and prepare for likely legal obstacles such a move would be a fraud act of brinkmanship at the dawn of a newly divided government, sparking a firestorm with House, Democrats and certain challenge in federal courts. But Trump believes forcing a drastic reckoning through executive action may be necessary given the democratic resistance and the walls symbolic power for his core. Base voters in private conversations with advisers during a staff retreat at Camp David on Sunday. And then back at the White House on Monday, Trump said he may soon declare the emergency unless he gets the money for the wall Trump's leading allies on the right, specifically, Fox News."