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Trump speech: US Prez may declare border situation a national emergency

Trump's prime-time address will be the Republican president's latest attempt to persuade Democrats to back his push for a steel barrier on the southern border

Reuters  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump will make his case to Americans on Tuesday that a wall is urgently needed to resolve what he calls a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, trying to make good on a campaign promise in a dispute that has sparked an 18-day partial government shutdown. Trump's prime-time address, scheduled for 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) will be the Republican president's latest attempt to persuade Democrats to back his push for a steel barrier on the southern border. Amid his talk of crisis, Trump is considering declaring the border situation a national emergency, ...

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 06:35 IST
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