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In a Rose Garden address this morning President Trump told the nation he will be signing the bipartisan funding bill Congress is delivering later today to keep the government open and he is declaring a national emergency to redirect previously appropriated money to build his wall. Congress' funding bill provides $1.375 billion in funding for new barriers along with billions for other non-barrier border security measures, however, this falls far short of the $8 billion the President is trying to cobble together for a barrier along our southern border. “It’s an invasion,” the President said. “We have an invasion of drugs and criminals coming into our country.” As has been pointed out by his own government reporting, this is not the case with the vast amount of drugs coming across the border at border checkpoints and illegal immigration on a consistent decline. Of the 59 declared national emergencies since the powers were granted to the President by Congress in 1976, the vast majority have been used to impose sanctions on bad actors across the globe and address national disasters of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina scale. So does social buy the emergency nature of the border issue? Not even close. So far today National Emergency is pulling 81 percent negatives in social media. Even the President may have cut his own legs out from under him by ad libbing in his address he “didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.” You could feel the collective stomach of the White House lawyer pool hit the floor in what may very well become "Exhibit A" in the law suits likely to be filed challenging the emergency nature of the President's declaration.