US Senate rebuke a dent, but Trump is far from derailed over national emergency vote

US President Donald Trump is now set to use his veto power to overrule the Senate vote and stand by his state of emergency declared to appropriate funds to build a wall on the border.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump may appear to some to have been rebuked - with some critics saying even humiliated - by as many as 12 Republicans joining Senate Democrats to overturn his unilateral move to appropriate funding through a declaration last month of a national emergency for a wall on the Mexico border.

On the face of it, it was indeed a rebuke. But whether it has real significance depends on whether there is a real shift in the Republican Party against the President, and there is no evidence to suggest that.

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