Trump issues first veto to protect border emergency declaration

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term.Trump said: "It is a tremendous national emergency," adding, "our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point."A dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats in approving the joint resolution on Thursday, which capped a week of confrontation with the White House as...

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Trump issues first veto to protect border emergency declaration

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