Trump to Head to Border as Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) -
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President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump will be traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday as a partial government shutdown continues.

Sanders says President Trump will “meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon.”

President Trump is planning to deliver a prime-time address Tuesday night on what he calls a border ‘crisis’ amid ongoing shutdown fight .

Trump is showing no signs of budging on his demand for more than $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The shutdown has lasted more than two weeks so far with little indication it will end anytime soon.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to begin passing individual bills to reopen agencies in the coming days, starting with the Treasury Department to ensure people receive their tax refunds.


Updated Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm Prime time address Tuesday