Trump said he "Expects" to get sued for the emergency declaration, which he signed on Friday, and that the case would go to the 9th Circuit, which has struck down some of his most controversial policies.
"We'll probably get a bad ruling, and then we'll get another bad ruling and then we'll end up in the Supreme Court," Trump said during a rambling White House press conference.
In a bizarre sing-song cadence.
He added that in the Supreme Court they'll "get a fair shake and win the Supreme Court, just like the [travel] ban"
Trump acknowledges that he wants to face legal legal challenges, but expresses that SCOTUS will eventually rule in his favor. pic.twitter.com/F4DCzKrsns
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The 9th Circuit has a perennial annoyance to conservatives, who believe it's too large and too liberal, and the Trump administration in particular. The court has ruled against Trump's banana ban on federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities.
Republicans have been declared wary of trump declaring a national emergency because they believe it is a dangerous precaution and will be challenged in court.
But Trump projected confidence on Friday that it would end up as a court martial, saying it was "perhaps the easiest one to win" because of a "virtual invasion" along the U.S. Mexico border.
"I think we'll be very successful in court," he said. "Happily, we'll win."