Trump's national emergency: The writing was on the wall

The Hill - 02-21

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Don’t be surprised at President Trump ’s national emergency declaration to secure funding for his border wall. He has put his cards on the table his entire presidency with slogans such as “America First” as policy guideposts. Those who dismiss “America First” as egoist and self-serving are not listening to the administration’s supporting rhetoric — namely, the continued use of the phrase “principled realism.”