WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, rejecting Congress’ resolution to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border.
“Today, I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it. And I’m very proud to veto,” Trump said to reporters in the Oval Office on Friday, calling the resolution “reckless” and a “vote against reality.”
“As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty,” he continued, reiterating that it there is “definitely a national emergency” at the border.