"I’m old enough to remember a time when this would be disqualifying not only to the American public, but also to the Democratic Party."
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President Trump "outfoxed" Democrats by signing the bipartisan border security compromise, Dan Bongino said Saturday on Fox & Friends.
Trump signed the legislation that would provide nearly $1.4 billion for new border barriers, and he also announced he'd be declaring a national emergency at the border, in an effort to divert billions of government dollars toward his desired wall.
Bongino, a Fox News contributor and former Secret Service agent, said that he isn't sure if Democrats realize how badly Trump "wrecked" them in how he'll fund a wall.
He said by the time Trump gets to national emergency funding, he will have already spent billions of dollars from other legally obtained federal funds.
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"I don't think the Democrats understand how badly they got owned on this thing on the funding side," Bongino said.
Many top Democrats, though, appeared to disagree with Trump's announcement Friday. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called the decision "an outrageous abuse of power," and 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro said Trump instigated a "constitutional crisis" in declaring such an emergency.
Let's be clear on this: The only emergency at our border is the humanitarian one Trump created himself, by demonizing and ripping apart families. This manufactured crisis is racist, wasteful, and an outrageous abuse of power from someone too reckless and hateful to hold it.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 15, 2019
We no longer have 3 co-equal branches of government. The President, in taking money designated by Congress for other needs to build his senseless wall, has voided the voice of the people. The real national emergency is the constitutional crisis the President just instigated.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) February 15, 2019
"President Trump outfoxed these guys again," Bongino said. "He outfoxed them again, I'm sure of it."
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