Watch live: Donald Trump makes his appeal for $5 billion southern border wall as government shutdown drags on
Donald Trump on Tuesday will deliver his plea at 9 p.m. Eastern to the America public regarding his push for a southern border wall as a partial government shutdown drags into its third week.
Trump is insisting on $5 billion to fund his border wall, a figure Democratic leaders say is a non-starter.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that “around 800,000 federal workers remain out of work or working without pay.”
Watch the president’s speech below: