Trump demands funding to end border 'crisis' in US TV address

Trump demands funding to end border 'crisis' in US TV address

BBC·2019-01-09 12:03

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US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt "a growing humanitarian and security crisis".

But in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build the barrier.

In a televised rebuttal, Democratic leaders accused him of holding the American people hostage.
Both sides are trying to gain an edge amid an 18-day government shutdown.

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