President Trump delivers an Oval Office address on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Photo via WINK News.
President Trump delivers an Oval Office address on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Photo via WINK News.

Trump delivers prime-time address to the nation, Democrats respond

President Trump will deliver his first prime-time address from the Oval Office Tuesday, as the partial government shutdown over border wall funding continues into its third week.

It will be Mr. Trump’s first prime-time Oval Office address since taking office. The president’s remarks, expected to last roughly eight minutes, will air at 9 p.m. ET. Democrats have also requested time on the networks to respond to the president’s remarks. Shortly after the president’s remarks conclude, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will deliver a response, expected to be about five minutes long.

Mr. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion for border wall funding, while Democrats say they won’t fund his wall. It’s unclear where the shutdown stalemate ends.

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