Smith also informed his information-challenged audience that that new trade deal with Mexico that's supposed to pay for all this isn't actually a thing yet: "As for the trade deal he mentioned with Mexico, which he said would pay for the wall, that trade deal is not yet complete".
Trump said the border trip was merely a photo opportunity, the source claimed.
It didn't exactly make for riveting political theater, but President Donald Trump's brief Tuesday night address on border security and the subsequent response from the two leading Democrats still managed to scare up around 40 million viewers.
When the White House officially requested airtime on Monday from the broadcast networks, as is customary in these cases, network executives deliberated about it for a few hours.
He promised to keep government shutdown for "months or years" - no matter whom it hurts.
The fact-checking nonprofit PolitiFact, run by the Poynter Institute, said on Twitter that it will live fact-check the president's address Tuesday night.
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Smith criticized Trump for the White House's reported refusal to agree to bills that would separately open certain areas of the government, which Smith said were "ready to go" and had "bipartisan support". But for a moment when he spoke direly of a hammer murder, the president last night remained uncharacteristically subdued throughout his brief address, and at times seemed to struggle to read his lines from the teleprompter.
In other words, when it comes to building national engagement, Trump may be The Apprentice but his Democratic foils are the masters.
A Trump 2020 campaign official said: "Net win".
"The president made no news and no new proposals", he said. We can reopen the government and continue to work through disagreements about policy. However, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it. Republicans and President Trump want to stop the madness taking place on the border.
Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer released a joint statement on Monday evening calling for equal air time.
There is no excuse for hurting millions of Americans over a policy difference.