Trump says won't declare national emergency 'so fast'

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11 jan. 2019, 21.06

US President Donald Trump on Friday ruled out declaring a national emergency imminently to bypass Congress and get funding for his Mexico-US border wall project.

"The easy solution is for me to call a national emergency... (but) I'm not going to do it so fast because this is something for Congress to do," he told reporters.

Trump's demand for funding for a wall to crack down on illegal immigration -- a central plank of his 2016 election campaign -- has sparked a political crisis that has seen 800,000 federal employees go without paychecks.