Jan. 19 (UPI) — President Donald Trump is expected to make what he called a “major announcement” about the partial government shutdown, already the longest in U.S. history, and border security Saturday afternoon.
“I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse,” he wrote on Twitter.
The federal government has been partially shutdown since Dec. 21, largely due to a disagreement between Trump and Congress over the roughly $5.7 billion the president wants to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The wall was among Trump‘s earliest campaign promises.
“Take the politics out of it,” Trump said in the video. “Let’s get to work and let’s make a deal.”