Trump to Address the Nation on the Wall 9:00 PM Tuesday

Trump sets out to convince the nation of the need for a wall Tuesday evening at 9:00 PM Eastern.

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.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (32)
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Sechel
Sechel

I take this to mean the fight is not going well and Trump is losing the public relations war. The networks should air Trump's speech but they should also grant equal time to the Democrats. Debate in this country is healthy

jivefive99
jivefive99

This may be a perfect time to refresh on the difference between anecdotal and empirical evidence. Trump is a 110% anecdotal-kinda guy. Reality is drawn from empirical.

awc13
awc13

disagree. if he can convince the nation then pelosi will get pressure from other dems to give in. Pelosi won't feel any pressure from her constituency but other house dems will.

personally, i think it would be better to enforce employment verification checks and penalties for those who break employment laws. also, limit the amount of welfare and support people who are here illegally can receive. do those things and illegal immigration will fix itself. personally, i don't think children of illegal immigrants should be allowed in the public education system or receive any sort of medicaid benefits

gregggg
gregggg

Payless paydays for Federal workers and other issues are going to be catching up later in the week. Now he's gonna give in to keep his polling numbers up.

2banana
2banana

DJT should just give this simple speech.

"I modified obama's DACA executive order. It now includes a wall. We begin construction manana."