Trump to Travel to Border, Deliver Primetime Speech?

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Posted: Jan 07, 2019 1:18 PM
Trump to Travel to Border, Deliver Primetime Speech?

UPDATE: Now the media is claiming that the White House is lying about having gained primetime coverage on the main networks Tuesday.

UPDATE: Trump will make that speech.

Top Republicans are applauding the move.

ORIGINAL POST

President Trump is heading down to the U.S.-Mexico border this week to see the crisis for himself, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter.

Trump also wants to deliver a primetime address Tuesday night to make his case to the American people. 

As we reach the 17th day of the government shutdown, neither Trump nor the Democrats have much to show in the way of progress. The only change made after this weekend's border security talks were that Trump has backed off plans for a concrete wall and is now talking about erecting steel barriers at the border. 

That will do little to appease Democrats, who insist not one cent of the $1.3 billion they're willing to allocate for the border will go toward a barrier. Trump has asked for $5.6 billion.