Dems' Response Beat Trump's Wall Speech in TV Ratings

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Wallace replied that it would but this would not be enough because the Democrats still won the House in the midterms with the border wall being Trump's main issue. Initially, Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the boarder wall.

The anchor also informed viewers that the number of illegal border crossings has been going "steadily down over the past 10 years" despite Trump's assertion that they are on the rise and the government reports that "there is more outward traffic than inward traffic".

By shutting down the government over border wall funding, Trump has "chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety, and wellbeing of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation", Pelosi said. Fox News fact-checked his claims about immigration and drugs that he made during the address. "The president said law enforcement professionals have requested the $5.7 billion; it is he who requested it and it is he who said he would own the shutdown". Lindsey Graham joined Hannity to suggest Trump's stand represents the best chance to improve border security.

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Earlier Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta had confronted Trump aide Kellyanne Conway outside of the White House, asking if she could promise whether Trump would tell the truth.

Naturally, the president's address was also met with criticism from Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who accused him of trying to "stoke fear" - so, you know Trump's boiling over the fact that he was skewered just as badly by his favorite ass-kissing network. These recent television appearances have sparked debate about whether networks should air Trump's remarks in real-time.

Following Tuesday night's coverage, the liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America said the network fact-checking was ineffective. "He played them, and they let them do it". That sets a precedent that may be tough for them to back away from in future events, he said.

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