Trump addresses the nation, Democrats respond
President Trump will seize the power of the bully pulpit tonight amid the ongoing government shutdown, making his case for border wall funding in a prime-time Oval Office address.
The President tweeted that his 9 p.m. ET speech will be about "the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern border."
After the speech, on Thursday, Trump is scheduled to visit the border.
The back-to-back events reflect a new attempt by the President to cast the deadlock over immigration as a national security crisis, a characterization that Democrats reject but which the President's aides believe will bolster support for a border wall.