Sen. Marco Rubio: National Emergency Move Could Hurt GOP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. center speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. left and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. right following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington

"If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent, but I don't want to say 100 percent because maybe something else comes up", Trump said of declaring an emergency at the border.

He added the president has to keep his campaign promise he would build a wall along the nation's southern border, but declaring the situation a national emergency would set up a unsafe precedent.

President Donald Trump on Thursday made the latest in a long line of contradictory statements about his proposed southern border wall and how it would be funded - this time announcing he never intended for Mexico to literally pay for the barrier. In early December during a televised Oval Office meeting about the shutdown, Trump said, "I'll tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck".

"We have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power", Rubio told CNBC. "They are", Trump said, going on to repeat his repeatedly debunked claim that Mexico would pay for the wall through the newly-revised NAFTA trade deal, now known as the USMCA agreement, still unapproved by Congress.

The Republican president is adamant that a government funding bill to end the shutdown include $5.7 billion for a border barrier - his signature campaign promise. I said they're going to pay for the wall. Using the Internet archiving tool Wayback Machine, CBS News obtained the now-deleted memo the Trump campaign posted in April 2015 describing how the US would compel Mexico to make a "one-time payment" of $5 or $10 billion for the wall. To that end, White House officials in recent days have pointed to remarks by Schumer during the Obama administration endorsing lawmakers' allocation of funds for border fencing. President Trump insisted on Twitter.

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Such a step would likely prompt an immediate legal challenge over constitutional powers from congressional Democrats - a challenge Trump said he would win. There, the president will participate in a roundtable on immigration and border security and receive a security briefing on the border.

Democrats, the president exclaimed, "don't give a damn" about crime, or people coming into the country and stabbing Americans.

President Trump referenced his advisers Bill Shine, Kellyanne Conway and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who were all in the room during the off-the-record meeting, first reported by the New York Times, and said they convinced him the trip would be "worth it". Hundreds of thousands of federal workers now face lost paychecks on Friday.

Murkowski personally raised the issue with Trump on Tuesday when she attended a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans, telling the president constituents were feeling the "consequences" of the shutdown. While border patrol agents there expressed support for a border wall or barrier, the border patrol agent in charge showed an image of a tunnel illegal immigrants had carved - under a wall.

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