Fox News dominates CNN, MSNBC during presidential address with 8 million viewers

Fox News dominates CNN, MSNBC during presidential address with 8 million viewers

And the deeper numbers indicate those tuning in are more likely to be opposed to Trump's request for $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall.

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in her instant rebuttal speech that the real problem was Trump's "cruel and counter-productive policies" making the border ever more risky for vulnerable migrants, including young families.

One of many to talk about it was Jimmy Kimmel, who thought the president could've done a much better job of hamming up the so-called border crisis, which is already pretty hammy already.

Earlier Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta had confronted Trump aide Kellyanne Conway outside of the White House, asking if she could promise whether Trump would tell the truth.

"The fact-checking came too late for any viewers who turned off their televisions after the president stopped speaking", said Media Matters' Matt Gertz.

"I wanted to do our part to pitch in, and so tonight and every night until the shutdown is over, we are going to put a federal employee to work here at the show", Kimmel said as he brought Kostelnik onto the stage.

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border 'crisis'
The Democrats' prime-time remarks were something of a debut for the newly empowered opposition. About 800,000 employees are either furloughed or working without pay.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) pose for photographs after delivering a televised response to President Donald Trump's national address about border security at the U.S. Capitol January 08, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A Trump 2020 campaign official said: "Net win".

Smith then asked Chris Wallace about whether the president's address had made the case for Trump's base.

For others, it's a no-brainer in the other direction: This particular president is so prone to falsehoods and fear-mongering that his speeches shouldn't be shown live. We can reopen the government and continue to work through disagreements about policy.

Hours after the lunch, Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time in his presidency.

Those that disagree with Trump were eager to see the Democratic response, which was broadcast on networks shortly after Trump's speech wrapped up. "The following 15 minutes, including analysis and the Pelosi-Schumer rebuttal, averaged 29.3 across those same networks, a bump of about 4 percent". "30 million Americans have no health insurance..."

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