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Trump Will Address Nation About 'Crisis' at Wall

We will broadcast Trump's speech live on KMOX.com at 8 p.m. CT Tuesday.

January 07, 2019 - 1:55 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he will address the nation Tuesday night about what says is a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border. You will be able to hear that conversation live on KMOX.com.

Trump's prime-time address will come amid a partial government shutdown caused by his insistence that Congress give him more than $5 billion to build a wall on the border. Congressional Democrats are refusing to pay for a wall.

Trump also plans a trip Thursday to the southern border to highlight his demands for the wall.

Trump tweets that he will address the nation at 8 p.m. Central time, Tuesday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the President will "meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon."

Trump showed no signs of budging on his demand for more than $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, though on Sunday he did offer to build it with steel rather than concrete, a concession Democrats panned.

The shutdown has lasted more than two weeks so far with little indication it will end anytime soon.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to begin passing individual bills to reopen agencies in the coming days, starting with the Treasury Department to ensure people receive their tax refunds.

Newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government.

With the shutdown lurching into a third week, many Republicans watched nervously from the sidelines as hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay and government disruptions hit the lives of ordinary Americans.