Trump wastes no time after Senate blocks emergency declaration

President Donald Trump tweeted a warning to the Senate after they voted to block his emergency declaration:

“VETO!” the president tweeted on Thursday afternoon.

The president’s emergency declaration was in an effort to obtain funding for the border wall between the United States and Mexico, that Congress could not agree on, which lead to a government shutdown at the end of last year.

“I’ll do a veto. It’s not going to be overturned. It’s a border security vote,” Trump told reporters during an unrelated White House event, according to The New York Post.

The Senate voted 59-41 to nullify the emergency declaration, which included several Republicans who sided with Democrats to vote against the president.

“I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country,” Trump said shortly after his one-word tweet.

“I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!”

Prior to the vote, the president did his best to convince fellow Democrats that a vote against funding for the border wall was on in the best interest of the country, for a number of reasons:

“Prominent legal scholars agree that our actions to address the National Emergency at the Southern Border and to protect the American people are both CONSTITUTIONAL and EXPRESSLY authorized by Congress. If, at a later date, Congress wants to update the law, I will support those efforts, but today’s issue is BORDER SECURITY and Crime!!!” Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.

“Don’t vote with Pelosi!” he implored the Republican majority Senate.

Shortly after his initial plea, he again reached out to Republicans, reminding them why he made the declaration in the first place:

“A vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!”