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‘Dangerous and reckless’: Trump issues first veto of presidency

US President Donald Trump says he is prepared to use his veto power to push ahead with funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a resolution that would have stopped him from funding a wall on the US-Mexico border without the approval of Congress.

On Thursday, local time, 12 Republican senators sided with Democrats to reject Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border.

Trump said that the nation’s “immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point” and that only a physical barrier could stop drugs and dangerous people entering the country.

Democrats have accused Trump of manufacturing a border crisis in order to fulfil a campaign promise to build a wall.

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