Trump to address the nation as shutdown enters third week with no end in sight

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/8/2019, 8:15 a.m.
President Donald Trump will seize the power of the bully pulpit this week amid the ongoing government shutdown.
President Donald Trump CNN photo

President Donald Trump will seize the power of the bully pulpit this week amid the ongoing government shutdown, making his case for border wall funding in a prime-time Oval Office address that he will quickly follow up with a visit to the southern 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.

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