Eric Trump, son of the US President Donald Trump has said that he wants his father to declare an emergency to build the wall on the US-Mexico border.
His announcement comes just a short while after the longest-ever partial government closed down – provoked by an impasse over funding for the wall between Trump and the US Congress – was temporarily halted through stop-gap legislation until February 15.
Eric said while his appearance on Fox News Show, ‘Hannity’ that “I want him to declare an emergency.”
According to some reports, he added that the emergency should be declared to “build the wall with the United States military because that’s what people in this country want.”
Earlier, the US President has threatened to impose an emergency to get the wall – which is one of his lifelong electoral promises – built.
Trump said, “If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the Government will either shut down on February 15 again – or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency. We will have great security,” he had put forth while announcing the stop-gap measure to temporarily reopen the government for three weeks.
There has been extreme denial from the Democrats over the construction of the wall, with the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling it a “waste of money” and an “immorality”.
Trump is backed by most Republicans, however, has pressed on for the wall to be built, pressure on for the wall to be made, leading to the stalemate which triggered the 35-day long partial shutdown.