Pres. Trump plans prime-time address, border visit over shutdown

Pres. Trump plans prime-time address, border visit over shutdown

Trump has said he's considering declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build his desired wall along the U.S.

Democrats returned to Washington in the new year, taking control of the House, and passed legislation to reopen all closed government agencies but did not include wall funding.

Almost 60 percent of the American people oppose the border wall President Donald Trump promised voters that Mexico would pay to build during the 2016 campaign. As of Monday, every living president has said otherwise.

With Trump, there were other factors to consider, including his record of deception and his tendency to ramble off script in long speeches.

The acting director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget, Russ Vought, said tax refunds would be distributed despite the shutdown. Democrats say the wall is expensive and inefficient, as well as contrary to American values.

"Some advice - demand to see the text in advance and if it is not truthful either don't air it or fact check it live on lower third", tweeted Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton.

While explaining his position, Morgan recalled the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was initially created to "help protect the American people" and make United States borders "more secure", hinting that "the strategy has never changed".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sharply criticized Trump on Sunday for raising that possibility, suggesting in an interview with CBS News that the president "would like to not only close government, build a wall, but also abolish Congress so the only voice that mattered was his own".

Many Trump critics posted messages on social media urging the networks not to air an address that could be filled with falsehoods.

Leaders of the nonpartisan National Governors Association made public a letter Tuesday sent to Trump and congressional leaders a day earlier, calling on them to reopen the government, saying "shutdown should not be a negotiating tactic as disagreements are resolved". Some of them have told me that we should have done it'.

"When he [Trump] says that this is a national security problem - he is absolutely correct".

"I do not believe that holding government workers and all those affected by government services hostage is the way to determine how best to secure our borders, which everyone wants", said Sen.

"Maybe he thinks he can bully us". Susan Collins, R-Maine, who said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should take up bills from the Democratic-led House.

Gutfeld said that Trump should discuss the "crux" of Democrats' arguments against a border wall, that one would be "immoral". Also, sorry, no one will ever sympathize with the media scared or anxious that Trump, or anyone for that matter, would say mean, mean things about them.

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