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Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

Kimmel announced his plan to employ federal workers who were furloughed by the government shutdown on his show Monday night - and took jabs at President Trump for the prolonged impasse over funding for a border wall.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch Trump's speech and the rebuttal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

"I would say he made a lot of dubious claims", Todd said.

"Tonight, and every night until the shutdown is over, we're gonna put a federal employee to work here at the show", Kimmel said. "For those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask to imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken", he said.

News executives were forced to consider whether Trump's record of issuing misleading or otherwise false information disqualified him from making a case for a border wall in a live speech from the Oval Office, Kennedy said.

"But government statistics show much of the heroin actually comes not over the unguarded border but through ports of call."

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Earlier Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta had confronted Trump aide Kellyanne Conway outside of the White House, asking if she could promise whether Trump would tell the truth.

He listed gruesome examples of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, including a "beheading and dismembering", and said he would "never forget the pain" of survivors he'd met.

Many Democratic political pros and other Trump opponents disagreed.

Fox News posted a massive rating for Tuesday night's Presidential address. "The networks gave the White House exactly what the president wanted: unhindered access to lie to their audience".

Pelosi - the newly re-minted Democratic Majority Leader in the House - and Schumer - longtime New York State senator - are considered the leaders of a party that's mostly tried to resist Trump's mandates during his first two years in office.

A Trump 2020 campaign official said: "Net win". "A fine speech that vastly exceeded the ridiculously low expectations created by the media", said Rich Lowry, editor of conservative mainstay National Review , which has been oft-critical of the president.