Developing now, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
TRUMP VOWS TO BUILD WALL, ADDRESSES 2020 RUMORS: In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, President Trump called the latest border wall talks among lawmakers a "waste of time" if Nancy Pelosi does not agree to funding the structure and blasted the House speaker for doing a "tremendous disservice to the country." ... “I’ve actually always gotten along with her, but now I don’t think I will anymore,” Trump told the Times. “I think she’s doing a tremendous disservice to the country. If she doesn’t approve the wall, the rest of it’s just a waste of money and time and energy because it’s desperately needed.”
The president indicated he is still mulling bucking congressional approval and declaring a national emergency to get a border wall built. “I’ll continue to build the wall and we’ll get the wall finished,” he told the Times. “Now whether or not I declare a national emergency — that you’ll see.”
Trump also addressed the 2020 presidential election, dismissing rumors that he would not seeking re-election, saying "I love this job" and insisting he has tremendous support in the Republican Party. He also suggested that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is the Democratic frontrunner to challenge him in 2020, lamented how Democrats have shifted radically left and took on the latest developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and the arrest of longtime adviser Roger Stone.