President Trump, Congressional Democrats to address nation about shutdown

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As the partial government shutdown nears four weeks, President Trump and congressional Democrats continue to be ways apart from a mutual agreement. 

Democrats continue to declare that they will not negotiate until the shutdown ends. However, President Trump will address the nation from the oval office Tuesday in hopes of getting the approval from the American people. 

“Americans need to hear from their President, their commander in chief, [and] why they see this as security and humanitarian crisis on the border,” said Kellyanne Conway, the Presidential Advisor.  

Congressional Democrats will have a chance to respond following President Trump’s address. Democrats are growing concerned about the government employees caught in the middle of this battle. 

“We are facing a government shutdown that is totally unnecessary,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois. 

If negotiations continue to stall, President Trump is considering declaring a national emergency that may allow the President to build the wall without congressional approval. 

President Trump plans to travel to the U.S. Mexico Border on Thursday. 

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