President Trump is taking his case right to the American people. Tonight, he will address the nation in an Oval Office speech — his first as president – to explain why there is a national emergency crisis at the U.S / Mexico border, and why he needs $5.6 billion dollars from congress to pay for a wall. Reports say Trump is considering declaring a national emergency to allow him to move forward on the wall without Congress approving the billions he wants. That contentious funding has caused the U.S. government to shut down. 380,000 federal workers are temporarily laid off and another 420,000 are being forced to work without pay. The speech tonight is at 9pm. Trump’s Oval Office speech tonight will be followed by his visit Thursday to the southern border to highlight his demand for a barrier.
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I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019