WATCH LIVE: Trump Makes ‘Major Announcement’ on Immigration and the Government Shutdown
President Donald Trump is set to make a “major announcement” on immigration and the government shutdown from the White House on Saturday.
Trump announced the remarks on Twitter — but they were later pushed back to 4 p.m. EST.
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
According to Axios, Trump is going to propose a compromise to Democrats to end the shutdown:
The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.
The deal was reportedly hammered out by Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. It’s unclear if Democrats will accept the deal, which Kushner is reportedly hoping will pass in the Senate and then put pressure on the House.
Watch live above, via the White House.
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