"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border will "play well" with the president's base.

Trump announced on Friday he will sign a House border security package that provides $1.375 billion for the border wall project, which is far below the $5.7 billion the president requested.

Trump said he will also declare a national emergency, which will enable his administration to move $8 billion from various federal agencies to fund the wall.

Wallace predicted that the national emergency will be challenged in Congress under the National Emergencies Act, as a resolution of disapproval only requires a simple House majority. It would then to go the Senate, and it would only take four Republicans siding with Democrats to get a majority.

He said Trump would then be able to veto the resolution, which would be his first veto as commander-in-chief.

Wallace said the national emergency will also face a separate challenge in the courts, which could tie it up for "a long period of time."


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Despite facing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, Trump's national emergency will play well with his base, Wallace said.

He explained that Trump will be able to make the case that he did "everything [he] could possibly do" to keep his promise. 

On this weekend's "Fox News Sunday," Wallace will sit down with talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who suggested on his show this week that Trump can portray these border security developments as a "win."



"Anything that happens that solidifies and cements that effort as being undertaken and underway, the president can portray as a win," Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh added that Trump will need to "make the case that you never get everything you want all at once in Washington."

Watch more from Wallace on America's Newsroom above, and tune in this Sunday for his exclusive interview with Limbaugh on Fox News Sunday. Check your local listings for the Sunday morning airtime on the FOX broadcast network in your area or watch the show on Sunday at 2:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.


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