President Donald Trump shouldn‘t expect much support from Americans if he declares a national emergency to build his proposed border wall.
The partial U.S. government shutdown, caused by an impasse over Trump‘s demand for $5.7 billion to construct the barrier, ended Friday on its 35th day. The president and GOP lawmakers .
Congress will use that time to try to strike an immigration deal. But Trump has threatened to let funding lapse again or declare a national emergency to circumvent lawmakers if they fail to strike a deal he likes. If the president declares a national emergency, he will likely face immediate court action — and public opposition.
Only 34 percent of Americans think Trump should declare a national emergency in order to use military funding for the wall, . Almost twice as many people — 64 percent — believe Trump should not bypass Congress.