US President Donald Trump has planned to address the nation regarding the southern border crisis and visit the region as a probable national emergency declaration looms.
Trump announced the decision on Monday. The speech will take place at 9 pm Eastern time, when TV programs are known to have peak audiences.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019
The White House occasionally requests major broadcasters to cut programming to cover significant speeches. Broadcasters have, however, occasionally turned down requests, deeming them not newsworthy enough.
The country’s four major broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC , have confirmed receiving a White House request.
Despite Trump’s speculated announcement of a national emergency, none have yet decided to…