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Pence says Trump’s wall claim was just his ‘impression’

Pence says Trump’s wall claim was just his ‘impression’

President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in his shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is "a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul".

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and MSNBC will air the Democratic rebuttal to the address after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested an equivalent slot to the president's, reported The Associated Press. Sanders said Trump "lies all the time", citing the president's assertions that Mexico would pay for the wall and his claims about the number of terrorists and amount of illegal drugs flowing across the border.

Trump called on Democrats to return to the White House to meet with him, saying it was "immoral" for "politicians to do nothing". President Trump wants to defend ours.

They spoke moments after Trump warned of a "growing humanitarian and security crisis" at the border with Mexico.

"We don't think that's the American way; we don't think that's the constitutional way".

"Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who have illegally entered our country", Trump said. I've held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. But he did not mention that Tuesday night.

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The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST from the White House. Trump initially vowed that Mexico would pay for the border wall.

The debate over funding for the barrier has been at the center of a partial federal government shutdown.

Alan Jacobs says when it comes to Donald Trump people for and against his Presidency probably already had their minds up before he made his address.

Schumer said, "The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a thirty-foot wall".

The Democrats' remarks lasted just over four minutes, compared with more than nine minutes for Trump. Wallace replied that it would but this would not be enough because the Democrats still won the House in the midterms with the border wall being Trump's main issue. "Both Pelosi and Schumer know their foundational argument but will firm up their rebuttal in real time because of uncertainty surrounding where President Trump may lead the American people", a source close to the preparations told the newspaper.

"Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes", said Schumer, D-N.Y.


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