nearvideo President Trump to give prime-time Oval Office address to the nation prior to his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border
Democratic leaders on Monday afternoon called to the same transmission time in response to President Donald Trump’s primetime address to the nation on the southern border of the security scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, argued that since Trump’s speech will be broadcast, the other side of the aisle should pay their fair share of broadcasting time.
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“Now that the TV stations have decided to air the President’s speech, which, if his past statements signs are full of malice and misinformation, the Democrats must immediately be given, in the same transmission time,” she said in a statement.
Trump said he will talk to 9 p.m. ET on the U.S.-Mexico border, the dispute over this triggered the partial government shutdown. The address will be carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, and NBC.
Pelosi and Schumer said that Democrats “and a growing number of Republicans in Congress” have urged trump and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., “re-open the government while Congress debates the President’s expensive and ineffective wall.”
To open Republicans begin government and end the partial shutdown slide
The government is scheduled on day 16 of the partial shutdown was the second longest in the history to of the longest this weekend.
Trump said congressional Democratic leaders during a meeting on Friday that he is ready for the government shutdown was to hold, for as long as necessary — may take months or even years— to the limit of the medium, which he wants.
After a weekend filled with meetings about the shutdown, the President drew a steel wall, but as a concrete barrier on the southern border. Trump framed the pitch of a steel-to move the wall as a concession to the Democrats, negotiations, even though they don’t seem moved by the message of the President.
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“President Trump considers the rejection of the bipartisan house-passed bills have received strong bipartisan support in the Senate to re-open the government,” Pelosi and Schumer to read the statement. “Instead, he is demanding that American taxpayers pay at least 5.7 billion dollars for its wall, which can not pay for to pass either chamber of Congress, and, of course, Mexico.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.