Trump prepares first prime-time Oval Office address, with a focus on shut-down and boundary wall

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For the first time in prime time since the President’s term of office trump began, all eyes on the Oval Office.

Trump is preparing to deliver his first evening address from the historic room in the White house West Wing at 9 PM ET, in the midst of a prolonged partial government shutdown over funding for the proposed southern boundary wall, Meanwhile, Democratic leaders have not been clear in the preparation of an immediate response, while top Republican senators, that you know exactly what to expect.

With the nation’s second-longest government shutdown in history in his 17. Day and rhetoric, an apparent turning point, the media prognosticators and political analysts on Tuesday to reach raised a number of crucial, but unanswered questions. Is not the Trump of some networks on the air ‘ to try s speech in the whole, or, fact-check life of his statements?

And Trump, as he has to announce proposed in recented days, that he, his decree to build the wall without congressional funding?

How will comments by the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, your unusual, the country handle widely televised tandem-Trump response?

The White house requested, eight minutes to Trump up a case in the television. It is representative of a cable news channel invited to a White house lunch with Trump in front of the address, a gesture usually reserved for the lead-up to State of the Union speeches.

To pay regardless of what transpires, the negotiations are planned to fix in order to continue in the course of the week, to work the shutdown, which furloughed 380,000 Federal workers and forced an additional 420,000, without. On Wednesday, Fox News has learned that Trump will drive to Capitol Hill for a policy lunch with Senate Republicans. Congressional leaders of both parties were invited to the White house for a 3 PM ET sit-down afterwards.

Senate majority speaks Leader Mitch McConnell, as part of government shutdown have pulls on over border security

On Thursday, Trump is planning a personal visit to the border to Mexico, where his administration says illegal immigration “crisis” is getting worse by the day.

The number of illegal border crossings down from 1.6 million in 2000 to less than 400 ‘ 000 in the last year. But the number of families coming across the border has greatly increased the burden on the health and immigration authorities, which came into sharp focus with the death of two children with a migrant background, in December. Administration figures show that 161,000 on family crossed the border in fiscal year 2018, a remarkable 50 percent increase from the year before. Homeland Security officials have also told than 60,000 unaccompanied children across the border in the last year, an increase of 25 percent.


South Carolina Republican sen Lindsey Graham told Fox News that he knows what trump will say during his prime-time address. But Graham added that the Trump way to ideal his presidential emergency decree, to the military for the construction of a border wall, saying that you deal with a spending bill in Congress is the “better way” with the subject.

South Dakota GOP Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the whip of the GOP, said he believes that the emergency Declaration was the right decision, and that “I prefer that we be solved the old-fashioned way.”

A migrant from Honduras, holds his daughter while the Border Patrol officers, the look on you, before you jump the border fence into the United States to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Discouraged by the long period of waiting to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from the last place of the choice of car to cross the US border wall and hand in to the border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-.Ky., who met with Vice-President Mike Pencc on Capitol Hill earlier in the day, there was no answer when asked by Fox News on Tuesday whether he thought, having declared that a national emergency would be a good idea. But in a statement, and remarks in the Senate, McConnell stressed his support for the White house’s aggressive tack.


“Given the urgent humanitarian and security crisis on our border, the President of 5.7 billion U.S. calls for said dollars for physical borders and border security,” McConnell. “For some connection, that only about one-tenth of one percent of state spending. One-tenth of one percent-for the physical barriers such as fences and barriers that already exist, the Democrats have so far voted in favour of it, with enthusiasm.”

House GOP leaders, after talking with Penny, the Acting chief of staff of the White house, Mick Mulvaney, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday, seemed to be similarly aligned.

GOP Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, again to Fox News, reiterated that he thinks that a Congress-compromise-rather than emergency-military expenditure-is the best way to build the wall.

And the house freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., said the President can take what he needs, in order to Fund the wall.

White House Advisor, Kelly Anne Conway seemed optimistic, which is a thumbs-up sign to reporters after the meeting.

After a sit-down with Democrats over the weekend, the White house has a range of budget requirements, including a new request for $800,000 for humanitarian purposes. But most of the time Trump still wants his wall, which Democrats describe as immoral as well as no solution to illegal immigration.

In a pre-emptive move, the White house said on Monday that the tax refund will be paid despite the shutdown. The shutdown exemption would break could be from the past practice in question.

Dawn comes to the Capitol in Washington, as the partial government shutdown enters day 18, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, as President Donald Trump holds on to its boundary wall-financing required. Trump speaks to the nation tonight about the border in a televised address from the Oval Office. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Stresses that it is not the task of its security argument, Trump said in a fundraising E-Mail on Tuesday: “I want to one thing clear to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: your security is not a political game or a negotiating tactic!”

Pelosi, for her part, has also sparred openly with the White house. You should say in a tense confrontation with Nielsen on Wednesday in the Situation room, the California Democrat, to break Nielsen’s presentation on border security and illegal immigration, to her, “I reject your facts.”

Based on Senate Republicans, some of whom are growing concerned about the impact of the shutdown, Pelosi said, the house would begin to pass the individual bills this week to re-open shutters of the Federal authorities, starting with the Treasury Department, to ensure that Americans receive their tax refunds.


To be during Tuesday night, a historical night and a kind of political prime-time prize fight, TV viewers were hoping that a less political evening options promised.

“If you’re looking for, what’s even remotely worth seeing tonight at 9 PM EST, I live the Laundry folding in my underwear for 8 minutes on Instagram”, porn star Stormy Daniels, whose lengthy legal dispute with the President dominated national headlines, wrote on Tuesday afternooon on Twitter.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Alex Pappas, Jason Thunder, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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