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President: Emergency Declaration and Trump

president: But Trump was not expected to sign the national emergency declaration he's been threatening as an option to circumvent Congress, according to two people familiar with the planning, according to CTV. Instead, Trump was expected to propose the outlines of a new deal that the administration believes could potentially pave the way to an end to the shutdown, according to one of the people. The White House declined to provide details late Friday about what the president would be announcing. They were not authorized to discuss the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The president and his aides have said he will not budge on his demand for 5.7 billion in funding. The move -- on Day 28 of a shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks -- represents the first major overture by the president since Jan. 8, when he delivered an Oval Office address making the public case for his border wall. ( As reported in the news.