Speech to Text for President Trump makes case for wall amid shutdown
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donald trump's is now addressing the nation n his push to sell the american people on the border wall amid the government shutdown. wtva's rebecca butcher is joining us in thestudio with a live report. emily, well right now we're in the second longest government shutdown...this one now at 118 days. tonight president donald trump touched on human trafficking and border security. take a listen... end." "last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the united states. these children are used as a human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. this is the cycle of human suffering that i am determined to end." president trump also used examples for his cause citing a police officer in california being killed by an immigrant... meanwhile, democrats call this a "temper tantrum" by the president...using the american people as leverage. "there's no excuse for hurting millions of americans over policy difference. federal workers are about to miss a paycheck, some families can't get a mortgage. our suggestion is a simple one. mr. president reopen the government and we can work to resolve our differences over border security. but end this shutdown now." trumpends on the note that this shutdown remains because democrats won't fund the five- point-six billion dollars wall. despite the dueling speeches -- the president plans to meet with democratic and republican leaders wednesday -- to see if there can be a solution that