Trump to discuss shutdown, border security in prime-time address

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As we enter day 18 of the partial government shutdown, President Trump has announced he’ll address the nation for the first time from the oval office. 

800,000 federal employees and contractors are still working without pay but Tuesday night the President plans to address this, as well as border security. 

The President said he plans to speak on the, “Humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border.”

His prime-time speech will start at 9 p.m., and this will be the Trump administration’s first evening address from the oval office.

Tuesday marks day 18 of this shutdown, which began over the President’s request to fund a nearly $6 billion border wall.

So far neither Congress nor the President have budged. 

The President has also announced that he’ll visit the U-S Mexico border Thursday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have also requested that the networks given them an equal amount of time to respond during the address.

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