Networks agree to carry Trump’s speech about nonexistent ‘crisis’ at U.S.-Mexico border – ThinkProgress


President Donald Trump introduced Monday in a tweet that he could be addressing the nation on Tuesday night time concerning his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump’s announcement comes as his partial shutdown of the federal authorities stretches into a 3rd week endlessly. The Trump administration is demanding $5 billion to fund the president’s wall and Democratic lawmakers have refused to grant his request.

Trump and his high officers have repeatedly misrepresented immigration insurance policies and smeared immigrants in an try and justify the wall — together with Trump’s questionable declare of a “disaster on our Southern Border,” which he has continued to repeat despite the fact that border-crossing makes an attempt are at a historic low and have been in regular decline since 2000.

Nonetheless, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox Information have agreed to broadcast Trump’s speech on Tuesday night time.

Former President Barack Obama requested and was denied air time from main broadcast networks for a 2014 deal with concerning government actions on immigration as a result of it was deemed “overtly political” and never a “bipartisan announcement.”

A tv government instructed CNN “we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t” in regards to the resolution to broadcast the president’s deal with.

In fact, Trump was prone to proceed attacking information retailers no matter whether or not or not they aired his speech on Tuesday.

Roughly six hours earlier than saying his deal with, Trump referred to information media as “crazed lunatics” and “the Enemy of the People” in a sequence of tweets on Monday morning.

The Trump administration’s rhetoric a few “disaster on the border” was thrown into additional doubt on Monday when NBC Information reported that solely six immigrants in a database of “identified or suspected” terrorists have been caught attempting to cross into the U.S. The White Home had beforehand claimed that quantity was round four,00zero.

Nonetheless, the president is reportedly nonetheless contemplating declaring a nationwide emergency on the Mexico border so he can acquire funding for his long-desired wall with out having to undergo Congress.

The Senate unanimously handed a invoice with out Trump’s wall funding that will have averted a shutdown final month. However after strain from conservative media, the president reversed course and determined he wouldn’t signal any spending invoice that didn’t fund his border wall.

Upon taking management of the Home final week, Democrats handed a spending invoice that’s practically equivalent to the one which had handed the Senate unanimously earlier than Trump modified his thoughts. Nonetheless, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he’ll not assist the laws he not too long ago voted for.

Senate Democrats are actually threatening to dam any payments which might be unrelated to reopening the federal government.

Trump has mentioned the federal government shutdown may go on for months or over a 12 months if he doesn’t get funding for his wall.


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