President Trump Visits U.S.-Mexico Border
Expected to participate in roundtable discussion
President Trump is in McAllen Texas, where he will tour the U.S.-Mexico border. He is expected to meet with Sister Norma Pinentel, the executive director of a Catholic Charities relief center, as part of a roundtable discussion. Sister Pinentel is considered the “Pope’s favorite nun.” Religious orders such as hers are working with migrants at the border.
Traveling with the president is the chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite.
Before leaving the White House, President Trump spoke with reporters on the South Lawn and told them he is considering declaring a national emergency that would bypass Congress and obtain funding to build the border barrier.
- For President Trump and those traveling with him as they engage others at the U.S. southern border.
For President Trump and his advisers considering the possibility of declaring a national emergency.