Transcript for Trump to argue national security 'crisis' at southern border in prime-time address
Days from the partial government shutdown being the longest in the nation's history. The president trump is addressing the nation in its fight force of the border wall present from his prepared to do what's necessary. To address what is a real humanitarian. And security crisis. At our southern border the president is considering a national emergency declaration and the executive action would almost certainly be challenged in court. Net president trump is continuing to try to use. This shut down to extort funds. Ward this not necessary and nonsensical border wall democratic lawmakers are working to pounce more funding bills in the house. And force a vote in the senate to in the shut down impacting every day Americans to see you flew Cherie Connecticut is sounding the alarm over funding for food stamps. Snap benefits will will likely go away from food for seniors. We don't know if it's can exist. It's a very good problem. And if the shutdown does continue it's absolutely going to affect the operations that we yet that we have. The White House is recalling IRS employees to process tax refunds without pay. Hud is asking landlords not to evict tenants and the TSA is trying to tamp down concerns over security. The union representing agents saying work without pay is nothing short of inhumane. I'm not eating tape. I despite a house. I Netanya pay my mortgage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will deliver the democratic response tonight the top Democrats say they expect the president's address will be quote. Full of malice and misinformation. Kenneth smoking ABC news Washington.
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