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It remains in state of emergency : Trump puts his first Veto

In the dispute over the intended wall on the border with Mexico has appealed to US President Donald Trump, the first Veto of his term of office. So Trump is prevented by Congress cancellation of the imposed state of emergency on the border with Mexico, according to US media unanimously reported. to override

in order To trump a Veto, would be in both Congress chambers a two-thirds majority is necessary. Such a majority is not currently in sight. Using the state of emergency Declaration by the Republican President wants to ensure the financing of the required wall on the border to Mexico without the consent of the Parliament. The Congress - the US Parliament - had denied the President's requested funding for the construction of the wall. Then Trump had to call in the middle of February a state of emergency.

Trump wants pots and pans with the state of emergency Declaration, other money, especially at the Ministry of defence to tap in order to obtain additional billion for the construction of the wall. The Democrats keep the to be unconstitutional, because Congress is granting the funds is responsible. Also from the ranks of the Republican criticism had become of it, according to that Trump bypasses the Congress.

On Thursday, the Republican-dominated Senate had adopted a Resolution that the state of emergency should be terminated. In the chamber twelve of the 53 Republican senators voted for the Democrats ' Resolution. The house of representatives, where Democrats have the majority, had decided to the Resolution by the end of February.

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Immediately after the vote in the Senate Trump had announced his Veto - the first of its more than two years in office. Trumps democratic predecessor, Barack Obama had inserted in his eight years in the White house a total of twelve times his Veto. Trump said on Friday that Congress has the freedom to adopt a Resolution against the state of emergency. He had a duty to Veto the "dangerous" Resolution.

The vote on Thursday was the second defeat within the space of only two days for Trump in the Senate. Only on Wednesday, the Senate had voted against the will Trumps a majority for a Resolution, with the help of the U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia led and highly controversial military operation in Yemen to stop. Seven Republican senators voted together with the Democrats and have obtained the required majority. A vote of the house of representatives is still out, and Trump could also Veto this Resolution.

campaign team is asking for donations for the "wall-defense-Fund"

trump's state of emergency Declaration is challenged in court. Among other actions, several U.S. States. Trump thanked on Friday, those senators who had not voted for the Resolution on the lifting of a state of emergency. They had voted "for strong border security, and the wall," he wrote on Twitter. After the vote on Thursday, he announced on Twitter: "I look forward to a Veto of the just-adopted by the Democrats proposed Resolution of appeal."

trump's campaign team called on Friday an "official wall defense Fund" and asked for donations. With the collected funds Liberal should be stopped, "want to tear our borders". Now is the time to act. "We can't sit back while Democrats are a threat to our national security."

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Christoph von Marschall

Trump is a candidate for re-election in 2020. The border wall was before the election in 2016, a key election campaign promise Trumps. The Democrats are opposed to a wall. Until January controlled Trumps the Republicans, not only the Senate but also the house of representatives, both chambers in Congress. After weeks of bickering, Republicans and Democrats agreed to in Congress in February on a compromise for a budget that allocated significantly less money than Trump demanded sum of 5.7 billion dollars for the construction of the wall. (dpa)

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