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

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Ron Cataldi
Ron Cataldi

Can anyone imagine how tea bag lunatics would have reacted if Obama had declared a national emergency over some pet left wing issue?

Zardoz
Zardoz

It'll go something like this: "Brown are people terrorists, and they are swarming in by the millions! Boogaboogabooga! Only I can save you, because I know more about everything than anybody! The government workers that aren't getting paid, which is ok because they're all democrats, are striking in support of the wall! The magical, beautiful, very strong wall that will magically keep us safe forever! We have to build the wall, or Ann Coulter will make fun of me! (did i say that out loud?)"

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Two faced networks cant decide ? If it were Obama they would not even be thinking twice. It is a crisis at the border. Sitting president should be covered by all networks.

CzarChasm-Reigns
CzarChasm-Reigns

"Just words" Trump will say...anything. Go figure.

Carl_R
Carl_R

To me, the most interesting thing about the government shutdown is that nothing much has changed. The country, it seems, functions just fine with the government shut down. The next logical step is to defund all the departments that are closed, but which haven't been missed. And, this is is exactly why the government shutdown won't continue too much longer. Neither party wants the general public to open their eyes one day and say "all these government employees really aren't necessary after all".