President Trump to address the nation on border crisis Tuesday night

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 01/08/2019, 9:09 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) “I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border,” President Trump said on Twitter Monday morning.

His address has been slated for 8 p.m. Central Time Tuesday.

The announcement came a day after the president provided an update on what he called a “productive” meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and representatives for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, in which many details of border security were discussed, the president said.

President Trump said they are now planning a steel barrier rather than concrete; what he called a “good solution, and made in the U.S.A.”

The U.S. government has been partially shut down since December 22 of last year due to a stalemate over $5.7 billion in funding the president wants for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, one of the president's main campaign promises.

Pelosi and Schumer released their own statement following news of President Trump’s public address, calling the potential wall “wasteful and ineffective” and urging the president to reopen the government.

The statement also requested equal airtime from the media, saying in part, “Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime.”

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