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President Trump addresses nation about government shutdown, border wall funding

Trump's prime-time address to be followed up with visit to southern border

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Trump hosted both Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House for the second meeting in three days as the government shutdown heads into its third week. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is addressing the nation Tuesday night in an attempt to make his case to Americans about the government shutdown and for border wall funding.

Trump's prime-time Oval Office speech is expected to be about the "humanitarian and national security crisis" on the southern border.

On Thursday, Trump is planning to pay the southern border a visit to "meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis," CNN reports.