Trump to Speak Nation from Oval Office Tonight
President Donald Trump will address the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday to discuss the crisis at the Southern border. The address comes before Trump’s planned visit to the border on Thursday.
Trump’s address is set for 9 p.m. ET. It’s unclear which networks will carry the address, the New York Times reported.
The government is partially shut down after Congress and the president failed to reach a funding agreement over Trump’s plans for a $5 billion wall at the U.S./Mexico border. The Democrat-controlled House has vowed to reject any budget requests that include funding for the wall.
On Sunday, the president said the plan now calls for a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.
“It is both stronger and less obtrusive,” the president tweeted. “Good solution and made in the U.S.A.”