Schumer and Pelosi managed to draw more viewers than Trump

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Trump began the much-anticipated speech by urging Congress to sanction billions of dollars for the wall, which was "absolutely critical" for the safety of the nation. "So she can talk about scanning cars and drones - [but] unless you have a barrier to prevent that foot from hitting USA soil, we will not solve the illegal immigration crisis that we're facing".

The president said that all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal immigration. Trump initially vowed that Mexico would pay for the border wall.

Past meetings with Democrats have resulted in both sides digging in, with Trump insisting on almost $6 billion for a border wall and Democrats saying they won't entertain the discussion until Congress passes and Trump signs a package re-opening shuttered federal agencies. The White House has repeatedly called on Congress to do its job to solve the ongoing crisis.

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Trump told reporters at the White House. "I don't think it will proceed that fast". The US delegation will be led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish.

That news prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to demand equal air time to respond - something that is only done during State of the Union addresses from presidents.

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with Senate Republicans during their weekly luncheon after a handful of them said publicly that the president should compromise with congressional Democrats rather than hold firm to his demand for $5.7 billion for his proposed U.S. -Mexico border barrier. According to Schumer, Mr. Trump said Democrats would not do what he wanted if he opened the government before they agreed to wall funding.

Overall, Trump largely restated his case for the wall without offering concessions or new ideas on how to resolve the standoff that has kept large swaths of the government closed for the past 18 days. But critics say the security risks are overblown and the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation. But he did not mention that Tuesday night. But he says having failed, Trump is now "unable to convince Congress or the American people to foot the bill". And that concern was heightened by the decision Tuesday by Trump's re-election campaign to send out fundraising emails and text messages to supporters trying to raise money off the speech. In fact, House Democrats passed legislation the day they took control of the House that offered $1.3 billion for border security. Dick Durbin speak to the media after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump about ending the partial government shutdown, on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Workers at affected federal agencies will go without their first paycheck this week. Levin criticized the "Democrat Party before country" mentality and-tapping into Old Testament tales -claimed it is part of a liberal plan to embrace the Latino vote and keep the GOP doomed to "wandering in the desert" for 40 years.

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