Transcript for President Trump, congressional leaders resume talks on ending shutdown
Us discuss the president's speech last night his began in the Oval Office he talked about immigration and border security during it he kinda hit upon a lot of the same topics that he normally hits upon Democrats and respond today. Also talk about love the same things they normally talk about his luck. This is a humanitarian. Crisis a crisis. Of the heart and a crisis of the souls. Democrats in congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents. With the tools they desperately need. To protect our families and our nation. The federal government remained shut down. For one reason and one reason only because Democrats will not fund border security. He promised to keep government shut down for months or years and I only hurts that's just plain wrong. The fact is we all agree we need to secure our borders while honoring our valleys. This president just use the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis stoke fear. And divert attention from the turmoil in his administration. Category ten my friend Karen at the White House carrying. First did you stay up late watching this speech what did you think people this morning saying at the White House about what happened last night. Love those two Clint certainly do not sound like two sides who are getting any closer to an agreement in this standoff and the partial government shutdown. Every action Maggie has been. And that the president said the bullet points he's been saying for days weeks months even back to the campaign and they didn't offer anything new to make his case for why this is a crisis at the US Mexico border. In simple as he Chuck Schumer and the Democrats are worth digging in their heels they say that they are not going to give the president the funding he wants for the border wall. President there and that could be displayed at said that the Democrats are responsible for this shut down because they won't fund border security. That's not exactly right they will put one point three he is some talk about one point six billion dollars for border security. But it's the wall they do not want that physical barrier and they say they are not going to budge on the president's demands. Oh Karen something I'm curious about is we talked so much about this yesterday is that the credibility here credibly isn't such a big issue for this White House and so I'm I'm curious whether it's just. You and your friends at the White House talking or whether the radio stations you talk to across the country when people think about. Credibility last night in truth telling in so many stations that fact checkers going on and we had a huge teen hear an easy fact checking how does that come out today. Yet very aggressive fact checking operation any of this last night is different into the teleprompter speech for the president he stuck to the spreads. And wasn't delivering it to a raucous crowd of supporters that's where the president and to go off script. And get some of the more colorful lines that we've heard from him so different setting means a different delivery of course from the president but there's still some lines in there. That deserved a bit of scrutiny and we did that last night the president talking about drugs that were coming over the border and yes that is true 90% of the heroine in this country does come across the southern border but it's coming in through those legal ports of entry not something that a border wall would fix. Another thing that he talked about is this crisis on the US Mexico border that's we've heard a lot from the administration. In the last few days that word has been the key word and the administration is pointing to the one aspect of this is that number of crossings. Meg you look to the numbers and apprehensions are down considerably from what they work. Over the past several decades they had ticked up during the trump administration over the last two years but if you look at the historic trends they are weighed down. Karen thanks so much.
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