Trump's Oval Office remarks, scheduled for 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) will be the president's latest attempt to convince Democrats, not to mention furloughed government workers, to support his push for a steel barrier on the US southern border that he says is needed to curb the flow of drugs and illegal immigration. Trump tweeted that he will speak at 9 p.m.
Mr Trump hit an impasse with lawmakers last month over his demand that a bill to keep the federal government operational include money to help build the wall, which he promised in his election campaign to build with funding from the country's southern neighbour.
Meanwhile, US television networks, which agreed to Trump's request for a prime-time telecast of his speech after some deliberation, have also consented to air Democrats' response to the address after a fervid debate on whether the President would get away with lies and disinformation.
The IRS may recall a large number of furloughed employees to process returns - probably without pay - in accordance with its contingency plans. But Trump's speech isn't just about immigration, it's about the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Trump, a former NY businessman, said he could relate to the workers who would have trouble paying bills because of the shutdown and threatened, again, to declare a national emergency as an alternative way to build the wall, depending on the outcome of talks in the coming days.
"This means that, immediately, members of the army are going to have to make a hard choice", says Ackerman.
It's unclear where the shutdown stalemate ends. He was joined by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other senior administration officials. In fact, Morgan - whom Trump fired in the early days of his administration - said "historical data" and "facts" confirm walls effectively mitigate illegal immigration.
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to address Americans on the issue of his proposed border wall + on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning IST), amid fears he might go down the slippery slope of declaring a national emergency to draft the US military and its budget for the project.
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Trump said Friday that some previous presidents "have told me that we should have done it". Congressional Democrats are refusing to pay for a wall.
Trump has regularly claimed that Democrats are the "party of crime" and want "open borders" with Mexico, both blatantly false statements.
It will be Trump's first live address to the nation.
President Donald Trump insists a wall be built on the U.S. -Mexico border to maintain national security.
She then said that there was a massive influx of family units trying to come through our borders.
Leaning on Senate Republicans, some of whom are growing anxious about the impact of the shutdown, Pelosi said the House would begin passing individual bills this week that would reopen federal agencies, starting with the Treasury Department to ensure Americans receive their tax refunds.
Pence, speaking to ABC, CBS and NBC, did not say whether Trump had made a decision or if the White House had completed its legal review of such a declaration, which would likely face an immediate legal challenge.
The federal government has been shut down since December 22 over the issue of funding for the border wall.