The TAKE with Rick Klein
Interested in The Note?
Add The Note as an interest to stay up to date on the latest The Note news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Among the mantras of President Donald Trump’s time in public life — and continuing through his time in public office — is that if you say something enough, it becomes real.
That strategy could very well lead to a presidential declaration of a national emergency, with the knowledge that such a move would test both legal and political limits.
Trump said on Thursday he would “probably … I would almost say definitely” make such a declaration if budget talks don’t result in a wall, acknowledging a political off-ramp to what he’s arguing is a national-security crisis.