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Will the Ghost of Truman Haunt Trump?

February 12, 2019

If Congress and President Trump fail to reach an agreement on border funding, Trump has indicated he may declare a national emergency and try to build the wall himself. That would mean confiscating private land along the border.

When President Harry Truman tried to seize private property in an “emergency,” it didn’t go as he planned. Will Trump repeat Truman’s mistake?

Barry Rubin

Barry Rubin is a senior video editor at The Bulwark.