Declare Victory, Not Emergency

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is a perfect example of his tendency to pitch himself into unnecessary conflicts, drawing attention away from his successes.

His wins on border security have been considerable. In February Congress passed an appropriations bill that gave the administration $1.4 billion to fund the wall. The president tapped an additional $3.1 billion of nonemergency funds from the Treasury Department’s drug-forfeiture account and the Pentagon’s drug-interdiction program, giving the administration…


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