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    On Monday, a coalition of 16 US states led by California reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the president's decision to declare a state of emergency in order to gain the funding needed to build his much-championed wall on the US-Mexican border.

    US President Donal Trump has slammed California's Fast Train project on Tuesday, saying that it was more expensive to build than his proposed border wall.

    Prior to publishing the statement, Trump tweeted that 16 cities, "led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left", have filed a lawsuit in the 9th Circuit, California.

    He added that California "has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion" and it seemed to be responsible for that. 

    READ MORE: Coalition of 16 US States Sue Trump Administration Over Emergency Declaration

    The remarks come after on Monday, a lawsuit was filed to the US District Court for the Northern District of California against the Trump administration over the president's decision to declare a state of emergency, according to The New York Times.

    Last week, Trump signed a national emergency declaration to secure funding to build the wall. The US president acknowledged he was likely to be sued for declaring the national emergency, adding that he would be successful in the US Supreme Court.

    Trump's arguments with the Democrats on the border wall issue have already resulted in a record 35-day government shutdown that terminated a few weeks ago.


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