The government shutdown has now stretched into the longest in history with no signs of stopping. The border crisis is also ongoing. Will all of that change today? Trump is going to make a major announcement at 3 PM. What could it be?
The Hill reports:
Trump teases ‘major announcement’ about shutdown on Saturday
President Trump tweeted Friday afternoon that he will be making a “major announcement” Saturday from the White House concerning the ongoing government shutdown, which on Friday entered its 28th day.
The president wrote in a brief message that the announcement would concern the “Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border” and the shutdown.
“I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse,” Trump wrote
The message raises the possibility that the president is planning to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and win funding for his wall — while ending the partial government shutdown at the same time.
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
We’ll all know what this is soon enough. Stay tuned.