President Donald Trump’s intention to give a speech on the government shutdown which has Democrats freaking out and making demands.
Things began when Trump tweeted, “I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.”
The announcement of his plan to visit “those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis” and give a televised address to the American people, which didn’t sit well with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Together the two democrats released a statement demanding they be given an equally televised opportunity to counter any statements they believe to be misleading.
“Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime,” was written both in the statement and in a tweet by Pelosi.
The news ruffled the feathers of many on the left, crying foul that it was unfair how networks were agreeing to air the president’s speech.
Former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich tweeted, “There’s no reason networks should air Trump’s latest reality-TV spectacle.”
Following suit was former Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer, “As long as the legacy media cares more appearing balanced than accurately informing the public,” he tweeted, “Trump and the rest of the Republicans who act in bad faith are going to have a structural political advantage.”
A senior official for the White House claimed the address would last approximately 7 to 8 minutes.