3 former presidents deny praising Trump’s zeal to build border wall

3 former presidents deny praising Trump’s zeal to build border wall

3 former presidents deny praising Trump’s zeal to build border wall

"Even though the White House does claim that they believe the president's case will improve the polling for the wall, there's no reason to believe that's true", she said.

President Donald Trump will declare to an American television audience Tuesday there is a crisis at the U.S. southern border and that a wall is the best and only remedy - an exceptional step, at odds with facts, to fulfill his central campaign promise. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., will then respond from the Capitol, in part they say to correct the record after Trump speaks.

As others have pointed out, both President Obama and President Clinton had big prime-time addresses ignored by the networks when they were deemed insufficiently newsworthy. That's because of stats like those compiled by the Washington Post's Fact Checker team: the president, through December 31, Trump has uttered 7,645 false or misleading statements.

"The wall only pushes people out to more unsafe, treacherous crossings, creating even more death", she said.

"This might be all about putting up a fight for the sake of the people who are watching, which are his base and his conservative allies out in conservative media", said CNN's White House correspondent Abby Philip.

Several media critics, for instance, told CNN last week that networks should not rush to air Trump's remarks made during pool sprays and briefings, given how much misinformation he spreads. On Monday the White House requested air time for the speech, as is customary in the relationship between a president and the press.

A sign declares all national parks are closed due to a partial federal government shutdown in Washington, US.

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At Dallas-Fort Worth International, the wait time was slightly longer than in NY but still within TSA standards . And Bilello disputed reports that more than 150 TSA agents called out sick at JFK International Airport in NY .

With a $5.7 billion price tag, his proposed southern border wall has divided Congress and sent the nation into its 18th day of a government shutdown - stranding some 800,000 federal employees without pay.

"We know that CBP is woefully under equipped in terms of its standards of medical care, but we also need to find out whether the doctors in the hospital - how responsible they were in terms of that case", Castro said.

Presidents have been using Oval Office addresses to make big announcements for decades. Staffers for Pelosi and Schumer were at the White House over the weekend, but the leaders themselves have been completely absent from direct negotiations with President Trump or members of the administration.

Pence also said the idea of an emergency declaration remains a possibility.

While explaining his position, Morgan recalled the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was initially created to "help protect the American people" and make U.S. borders "more secure", hinting that "the strategy has never changed".

A Congressional delegation of Democrats touring a Border Patrol facility in New Mexico on Monday warned President Donald Trump against circumventing Congress and diverting already appropriated money toward building a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.

Adding to concerns of lawmakers, federal workers still on the job apparently will miss this week's paychecks.

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