The New York Times reports Trump Wants to Deliver Prime Time Address on Government Shutdown and Will Visit the Border

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about a request to television networks to carve out time for an Oval Office address. A person familiar with the request said the White House had asked to interrupt prime time programming on Tuesday.


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, announced Mr. Trump’s plans to travel to the border on Thursday, which would be the 20th day of the partial government shutdown if an agreement between Congress and the White House is not reached in the meantime.

Mr. Trump has said he would not sign legislation to fund shuttered agencies — and reopen the government — unless it includes funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Nancy Pelosi, the new speaker of the House, which came under Democratic control last week, has asserted that the president is “not going to get a wall.”

Trump can say all he want's but it is not the nation he needs to convince, it's Nancy Pelosi.

Then again, perhaps he will declare a national emergency.

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State of the Union Address: Unity or Emergency?

On Tuesday, Trump will throw down the gauntlet: Unity or Emergency?

Trump Declares National Emergency, Will Shift Funds to Build an $8 Billion Wall

Trump declared a national emergency. Playing down past emergencies, Trump stated “They sign it. Nobody cares".

Trump Drafts Emergency Order for Wall Funding, 110 Migrants Scale Existing Wall

Trump prepared a national emergency order that includes $7 billion for wall funding. It appears he will take that path.

Trump Offers Democrats a Dreamer Deal in Return for the Wall

PresidentTtrump proposes a three-year extension for Dreamers if they will vote for his wall.

F the Wall

Trump promises a "beautiful wall". Better not be trapped on the other side. It's already happened.

Live Presidential Address Started: Watch it Here

At 5:00 PM Eastern, the Coronavirus Task Force will give an update on what's happening.

Trump to Declare National Emergency

Trump will sign the spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but he will also declare a national emergency.

Trump Still Proclaims "We Will Build the Wall"

President Trump sticks with his hard-line stance, insisting the US will build a physical wall on the Mexico border.

Trump Announces "Deal Reached": Temporary Deal No Wall Funding

Trump has worked out a deal with Congress to reopen the government, but it does not include the wall.