6 real emergencies that should be more important to Donald Trump than the wall

President Donald Trump says that if Congress doesn’t give him money for his border wall, “probably I will do it. I would almost say definitely.” He’s talking about declaring the situation on the Mexican border a national emergency, so he can fund the wall without Congress. I hope he doesn’t, because it’s not a real emergency. If it were, there would be no need for the steady stream of exaggerations, distortions and outright lies that the president and his team have told us.

If Trump wants to focus on a national emergency, he needn’t travel all the way to the Rio Grande, as he did Thursday. There are plenty of real crises for him to deal with. Some are not as visible and high profile and therefore not so apparent to this visually influenced president, yet they exist and need to be addressed. Here are some examples of what I consider emergencies: 

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