JUST IN: Broadcast Networks Will Air Trump’s Immigration Address – Democrats Demand “Equal Airtime” to Respond
The major broadcast networks all agreed to air Trump’s Tuesday evening Oval Office address to the nation after initially considering snubbing the President.
President Trump confirmed Monday afternoon he will address the nation Tuesday evening from the Oval Office on the national security crisis at the southern border.
The White House asked broadcast networks to carve out at least eight minutes at 9 PM ET Tuesday night where President Trump may declare a national emergency.
On Monday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) lashed out at President Trump and demanded he reopen the government in a joint statement.
“Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime,” the joint statement said. (screenshot below)
President Trump is scheduled to visit the Southern border on Thursday, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders who made the announcement via Twitter on Monday.
A law enforcement source told Fox News that President Trump’s trip to the southern border will be to McAllen, Texas.