OGDEN, UT - JANUARY 10: A demonstrator holds a sign protesting the government shutdown at the James V. Hansen Federal Building on January 10, 2019 in Ogden, Utah. As the shutdown nears the three week mark, many federal employees will not receive a paycheck tomorrow.
Natalie Behring/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
OGDEN, UT - JANUARY 10: A demonstrator holds a sign protesting the government shutdown at the James V. Hansen Federal Building on January 10, 2019 in Ogden, Utah. As the shutdown nears the three week mark, many federal employees will not receive a paycheck tomorrow.
Now playing
01:36
What the shutdown means for you
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/AP
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Now playing
02:20
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blames this for surge in cases
CNN
Now playing
03:31
'I got elected to shake things up': Lightfoot on time as mayor
US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks at her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/AFP via Getty Images
US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks at her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Now playing
01:21
Pelosi explains why she rejected GOP lawmakers from January 6 committee
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump hosted Republican Congressional leaders and members of his cabinet to talk about a proposed new round of financial stimulus to help the economy during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)
Pool/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump hosted Republican Congressional leaders and members of his cabinet to talk about a proposed new round of financial stimulus to help the economy during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)
Now playing
06:43
Trump shares disappointment with Pence in new audio recording
Now playing
01:26
Pelosi just made an unprecedented move. Here's why
Biden town hall vpx
CNN
Biden town hall vpx
Now playing
01:45
Biden reveals what world leaders are asking him about America
Justice Department
Now playing
01:37
Ex-Army Ranger weaponized military training during Capitol riot, judge says
This Morning
Now playing
03:23
See what Ted Cruz is doing to frustrate Republicans and Democrats
Tom Barrack
Fabrice Malard, Photographer
Tom Barrack
Now playing
02:20
Trump ally charged with acting as agent of foreign nation
President Joe Biden speaks about the nation's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images
President Joe Biden speaks about the nation's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Now playing
01:26
Biden backs off claim Facebook is 'killing people'
daniel dale arizona audit fact check newday vpx_00022812.png
daniel dale arizona audit fact check newday vpx_00022812.png
Now playing
02:41
'That didn't happen': Daniel Dale fact-checks Arizona audit claims
CNN
Now playing
02:05
Bash asks Surgeon General if Fox News disinformation is killing people
CNN
Now playing
02:25
Dana Bash questions GOP lawmaker about 'sticking points' on infrastructure bill
Smerconish: Why won't Trump promote vaccination?_00000000.png
CNN
Smerconish: Why won't Trump promote vaccination?_00000000.png
Now playing
06:16
Smerconish: Here's why Trump refuses to take the next logical step
Now playing
02:30
'Premised on a lie': Tapper calls out Fox reporter's question
CNN —  

President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon – what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official.

The official told CNN that Trump’s idea is to put something on the table to get Democrats to engage with negotiations. Trump is not expected to back down from his demand for a border wall, but the plan will seek to entice Democrats by offering other concessions.

However, this plan is not based on negotiations with Democrats and White House officials are pessimistic that it will change much in stalled talks, because Democrats have previously refused to counter the White House’s proposal. Instead they have insisted that the President reopen the government, then engage in negotiations over border security.

The official added that discussions about a national emergency are ongoing in the administration and the President is not expected to announce a decision on that during Saturday’s speech. However, nothing is definite until it’s announced by the President.

Trump announced earlier Friday evening that he would be making a statement to the nation at 3 p.m. Saturday from the White House. The speech will come on the 29th day of the government shutdown, which began last month when congressional Democrats and Trump failed to reach a deal to fund roughly a quarter of the government.

Negotiations have been at an impasse for weeks over Trump’s demand for money to fund his border wall. Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been adamant that they do not want to give Trump any funding for a wall along the southern border.

When asked about the announcement by reporters Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wouldn’t shed much light on what Trump would say, declaring, “I’m not going to get ahead of the President.”

She said the announcement will be made in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House.

“I’m not going to get ahead of the President but I can assure he’s going to continue fighting for border security, he’s going to continue looking for the solution to end the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border,” Sanders told reporters at the White House.

Asked specifically whether the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border constituted a national emergency, Sanders again declined to comment.

“Again, I’m not getting ahead of the President. He’ll make that announcement tomorrow afternoon. I suggest everybody tune in,” she said.