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President Trump will deliver his first primetime address from the Oval Office Tuesday, as the partial government shutdown over border wall funding continues into its third week. It will be Mr. Trump’s first primetime Oval Office address since taking office. The president’s remarks, expected to last roughly eight minutes, will air at 9 p.m. ET. Democrats have also requested time on the networks to respond to the president’s remarks. Mr. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion for border wall funding, while Democrats say they won’t fund his wall. It’s unclear where the shutdown stalemate ends.

While there is no truth that CBS will subtitle their broadcast with FAKE NEWS, it is a bit of a pickle the president has put them in by successfully demonizing most media firms yet still utilizing them for his populist brand of governance. Left of center journalists  are in a lose-lose situation and that may not be undeservedly so. Live by sensationalist ratings, die by them I believe.

That said: Coverage on these streams will generally start at 8PM ET as pundits talk up their positions. We have decided to let you choose which corner of the press room most suitable to your tastes.

Thus, we offer two choices:

CBS

FOX

President Trump announced that he will address the nation on Tuesday night before traveling later in the week to the U.S.-Mexico border, as he seeks to highlight border security and presses Democrats for wall funding amid the protracted standoff that triggered a partial government shutdown now stretching into its 17th day. “I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern,” Trump tweeted on Monday. Trump plans to address the nation from the Oval Office, in a first for his presidency. His travel plans to the border were revealed earlier in a tweet by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. “President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon,” Sanders tweeted. A law enforcement source told Fox News that Trump plans to visit the border by McAllen, Texas.

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