Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Trump to take case for border wall to prime-time audience

Trump to take case for border wall to prime-time audience

"Yes, they absolutely work", Morgan said, noting that before Trump became president, increased border security measures enjoyed bipartisan support.

Trump will address the nation from the Oval Office at 9 p.m. Tuesday to argue his case for a wall on the Mexican border.

President Donald Trump will visit the U.S. -Mexico border on Thursday as the partial government shutdown stretches into its third week.

Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that Trump will travel to the US border with Mexico on Thursday.

Pence said the president has invited Democratic leadership to the White House to give their response to the president's proposal.

Trump also asserted that he could relate to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who aren't receiving paycheques, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall.

We don't know what Trump will say tomorrow, but it's possible he will declare a national emergency at the border and announce his intention to wall off more of it without a congressional appropriation of funds for that objective.

IRS will not issue refunds during partial government shutdown
However, in the case that it does remain closed, Olsen said people should continue to file taxes as if everything is normal. Tax preparers are encouraging people to call or stop in to your local office to ask questions as this tax season begins.

Sanders said Trump is "not going to stop" until he figures out the best way to protect US citizens and that "whatever action he takes will certainly be lawful". Trump has dismissed that fencing as a "nothing wall".

Trump has said he's considering declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build his desired wall along the U.S.

The president is insisting that $5bn (£4bn) be included for the border wall.

Even as Pence tries to spearhead a compromise with Democrats, holding numerous congressional meetings over the weekend, Trump is giving him "very little room to negotiate", The Atlantic reports.

"If you listen carefully, you can hear network execs coming up with tortured, wholly unbelievable reasons for why they will air Trump's speech tomorrow night when they deemed one from Obama too political and refused to carry", tweeted Democratic political strategist Adam Parkhomenko. Some said that a prominent Democrat should be given equal time. "Unfortunately, President Trump keeps rejecting the bipartisan House-passed bills, which have already received strong bipartisan support in the Senate, to re-open the government".

Trump said Sunday that he understood the predicament facing federal workers who are not receiving their paychecks.

During that time, however, Trump could potentially agree to back off on border-related demands that led to the current government shutdown, if he is confident that he'll end up getting the resources he needs through the National Emergencies Act. The letter from Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought sought funding for a "steel barrier on the Southwest border". "I think all of us who look at what they have here believe that that is true".

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