Accessibility links

Breaking News
President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown at the White House in Washington, Jan. 8, 2019.

Trump Makes Case for Southern Border Wall, Democrats Respond

update

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Tuesday to make the case that his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border must be funded. It was his first prime-time address from the Oval Office. After Trump's address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer provided the Democratic response.

Here's President Trump's address:

President Trump Addresses Nation About Southern Border
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:09:33 0:00

​And the Democratic leaders' response:

Pelosi, Schumer Respond to Trump Address on Border Security
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:04:50 0:00

More reaction from members of Congress to the President's address and the Democratic leadership's response:

AP Fact Check: Trump Oversells Wall as a Solution to Drugs

Some congressional reaction to the president's Oval Office address:

Load more

XS
SM
MD
LG