Washington, Jan. 12 -- US President Donald Trump has said that he has no immediate plans to resort to a national-emergency declaration to build a wall on the border with Mexico, the issue behind a partial government shutdown now in its 21st day.
"What we're not looking to do right now is a national emergency," he said during a White House roundtable on border security on Friday.
"I'm not going to do it so fast," Trump was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
Trump has said more than once in recent days that he would "probably" declare a national emergency, which would allow him to tap Pentagon funds for construction of a wall to resolve what he claims is a crisis on the border.
The Republican president demands that Congress provide $...