Trump wall: President addresses nation on border 'crisis'

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border 'crisis'

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and MSNBC will air the Democratic rebuttal to the address after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested an equivalent slot to the president's, reported The Associated Press.

The Democrats' prime-time remarks were something of a debut for the newly empowered opposition.

Schumer says, "American democracy doesn't work that way".

Trump ticked off a string of statistics and claims to make his case that there is a crisis at the border, but a number of his statements were misleading, such as saying the new trade deal with Mexico would pay for the wall, or suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime. He said it was "immoral" for politicians "to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized" by the drugs and criminals he claims are streaming across the boundary.

Wallace replied that it would but this would not be enough because the Democrats still won the House in the midterms with the border wall being Trump's main issue. About 800,000 employees are either furloughed or working without pay.

The longest shutdown ever was 21 days that stretched from December 1995 into January 1996.

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"I'm Donald Trump and I approved this message", Trump said, as the ad wrapped while the words: "Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President".

"It's exactly what used vehicle dealers do", Lemon said, adding: "So little of what this president says is true".

Sanders said true emergencies facing the USA include the number of people who remain without sufficient health care coverage, college costs that are unaffordable for many and global warming.

President Donald Trump delivered his scripted response to the deepening Washington stalemate over his border wall on Tuesday night.

"Mr. President, we don't need to create artificial crises". "We had collectively, politically as a country said, 'We're not going to address this".

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