All Major Networks To Air Trump's Address On The Border Wall

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The president's remarks will run no longer than eight minutes, according to the White House.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not mention the reported request, but in a tweet late morning Monday revealed Trump's plans to visit the border with Mexico on Thursday.

"I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border", President Trump tweeted early Monday afternoon.

Trump has demanded Congress appropriate money for the wall, and his dispute with Democrats over the issue pushed the government into an ongoing partial shutdown. As a result of the standoff, about a quarter of the government shut down on December 22. "Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern".

"This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me", Trump said.

Pence, who participated in weekend discussions on the shutdown, said Democratic staff said there would be no negotiations until the government is reopened.

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Democrats have refused Trump's request for $5.6 billion to fund the initial construction of a concrete or steel structure. Trump said earlier in the day that he was hoping for "some very serious talks come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday".

It's an argument Trump and his allies have struggled to make since before they took office, but now they will try to use his bully pulpit to move public opinion. Trump returned from a trip to Camp David. And it repeats some existing funding requests for detention beds and security officers, which have already been panned by Congress and would likely find resistance among House Democrats.

Pelosi and Schumer said that Democrats "and an increasing number of Republicans in Congress" have urged Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to "re-open the government while Congress debates the President's expensive and ineffective wall". This week, they will pass a series of bills to reopen federal agencies after weekend talks between the Trump administration and Democratic negotiators failed to end a stalemate.

And Trump has threatened to drag on the shutdown for months or even years if he does not get funding for the border wall.

But he says Trump isn't budging on his demand for billions for his border wall. Democrats say there has been no evidence of suspected terrorists coming through the southern border and that Trump has no grounds to declare a national emergency over the issue. Some cable networks, including CNN and MSNBC, which cater to smaller audiences, said they plan to air the speech as well.

Trump maintains that more than $5 billion for a wall is necessary to secure the border. The New York Times notes that such addresses have grown increasingly rare and are usually reserved for moments of significant national importance, like President Barack Obama's announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.