LIVE: President Trump Delivers Primetime Address on Border Security

Last updated January, 8th 2019 at 9:28 PM est

President Trump makes his case for a border wall live from the Oval Office.

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  • Jan 08, 2019 9:28 PM est | Beth Baumann       

To make the Pelosi/Schumer address even more awkward...

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:24 PM est | Katie Pavlich       

From the RNC: 

"Tonight, Americans saw their president fighting for a solution to fund our government while protecting American citizens, versus the approach of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer which is to resist, resist, resist at all costs," said Chairwoman McDaniel. "It wasn’t always this way. President Trump is simply asking Democrats to support border security policies they all supported just a few short years ago. It’s time for Democrats to put down their swords and work with President Trump."

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:20 PM est | Beth Baumann       
  • Jan 08, 2019 9:19 PM est | Beth Baumann       
  • Jan 08, 2019 9:19 PM est | Guy Benson       

Chuck and Nancy keep saying there is no crisis.  A plurality of Americans disagree in the latest Politico poll, with roughly 80% saying there's a "crisis" or "problem."

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:18 PM est | Katie Pavlich       

Is this a hostage video or a Democrat response? 

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:18 PM est | Katie Pavlich       
  • Jan 08, 2019 9:17 PM est | Guy Benson       

Notable from Trump: No declaration of a national emergency, which was widely rumored as a possibility. 

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:17 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Schumer says Trump failed to convince the American people to back the border wall.

He must have missed the GoFundMe campaign that raised millions.

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:16 PM est | Guy Benson       

"Hostage" word count: Two, so far.

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:15 PM est | Guy Benson       

Small note: This side-by-side is awkward.  They don't both fit behind the smaller podium.

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:15 PM est | Katie Pavlich       

Okay, here we go with Chuck and Nancy. 

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:14 PM est | Guy Benson       

Trump focused on the underlying issue -- immigration and border security.  Democrats are focusing on the shutdown.

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:13 PM est | Guy Benson       

A very partisan speech, but Trump acknowledged shifting his preferences for how the wall would be built (steel slats vs. concrete) based on Democratic criticism, and called on members of both parties to negotiate a resolution tomorrow.  Among other things, he mentioned Chuck Schumer's past support for physical barriers -- a term he used much more frequently than "The Wall."

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:11 PM est | Beth Baumann       

POTUS reminds Americans that he took an oath of office to serve and protect the American people and that's what he intends to do.

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:11 PM est | Katie Pavlich       

President Trump speaking directly to Americans by asking them "What if it were your child?" who was killed by an illegal alien. Illegal immigration impacts everyone, not just those living near the border. 

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:10 PM est | Beth Baumann       

"How much more American blood needs to be shed before Congress does their job?"

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:09 PM est | Katie Pavlich       

President Trump now detailing a series of heinous and horrific crimes committed against Americans by illegal aliens. 

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:09 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump remembers Cpl. Ronil Singh who was murdered by an illegal alien. 

  • Jan 08, 2019 9:08 PM est | Guy Benson       

Trump takes aim at Pelosi's ridiculous "immoral" statement about walls, without mentioning her by name.  Now discussing the illegal immigrant who murdered a police officer just after Christmas.