BREAKING: Trump Reportedly Looking For Primetime Spot to Address Nation — But Networks Reluctant
With the federal government shutdown in its 17th day, President Donald Trump is reportedly seeking airtime on the major broadcast networks to address the nation on Tuesday night.
According to The New York Times, the White House has officially made the request to the networks to interrupt their primetime schedules.
But Times reporter Michael Grynbaum says that at least two of the networks are hesitant, because of “skepticism about handing over airwaves for political statement.”
At least TWO major networks still deliberating – skepticism about handing over airwaves for political statement https://t.co/FznOfqjoXi
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) January 7, 2019
Additionally, Trump will be traveling to the Southern border on Thursday, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 7, 2019
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