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Trump vetoes Senate’s resolution to reject his emergency declaration

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump issued Friday the first veto of his presidency against the Senate resolution that rejects his national emergency declaration.

In remarks at the White House, Trump said “today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it.” He described the resolution as “dangerous,” and “reckless,” saying the vote was “against reality.” In a veto message to the House of Representatives, Trump wrote “I am returning herewith without my approval a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared regarding the crisis on our southern border.” He stressed that “the situation at the southern border is rapidly deteriorating because of who is arriving and how they are arriving.” “This situation on our border cannot be described as anything other than a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are needed to help confront it,” he reiterated.

He affirmed that the joint resolution is “a dangerous resolution that would undermine United States sovereignty and threaten the lives and safety of countless Americans.” “It is, therefore, my duty to return it to the House of Representatives without my approval,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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