News Exercise #267


1 What will be the purpose of declaring a national emergency?
2 What was Pelosi’s assessment of Trump’s government shutdown decision?
3 According to the final reporter, what was the real reason that Trump changed the wording from “wall” to “barrier”?

Answers:
1 What will be the purpose of declaring a national emergency?
The emergency will enable him to bypass congress on spending.
2 What was Pelosi’s assessment of Trump’s government shutdown decision?
She said that he wanted to abolish congress because to him the only voice that mattered was his.
3 According to the final reporter, what was the real reason that Trump changed the wording from “wall” to “barrier”?
She said that it was because there were legal limits on government spending, and a barrier would conform to those limits, but a wall wouldn’t.

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