“I am prepared to veto, if necessary”, the US President Donald Trump said in an early morning tweet he sent on Thursday as the Senate prepared to pass legislation that will end his national emergency declaration at the US border.
A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019
On 15 February, US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the US border with Mexico. Before that, the Congress had refused to allocate the $5.7 billion the POTUS had requested for border security.