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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the 'Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018' in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

Trump to address nation about ‘crisis’ at wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will address the nation Tuesday night about what says is a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump’s prime-time address will come amid a partial government shutdown caused by his insistence that Congress give him more than $5 billion to build a wall on the border. Congressional Democrats are refusing to pay for a wall.

Trump also plans a trip Thursday to the southern border to highlight his demands for the wall.

Trump tweets that he will address the nation at 9 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday.

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